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Makiko Esumi's ex-manager says he acted on his own when spray painting actor's home

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Police say the former manager of actress Makiko Esumi, 47, claims he was not acting on her orders when he spray painted graffiti on the home of former baseball star and actor Kazushige Nagashima, 48.

The incident occurred at the end of February 2012. Sports Nippon reported Friday that police in Tokyo's Osaki area investigated the vandalism but were unable to find the culprit. The words "idiot" and "stupid son" had been spray painted on the walls of the newly built house.

However, on August 28 this year, Shukan Bunshun, a weekly magazine, published a story which claimed that Esumi had ordered her former manager to spray Nagashima's home. Police questioned the man who denied the claim, saying that he acted on his own accord.

Police questioned Esumi earlier this week and said they were satisfied she was not involved. The ex-manager appeared on Fuji Television's "Super News" on Thursday and admitted that he had "been feeling sorry for Esumi and for what he had started."

Japanese tabloid media have speculated that Nagashima's wife was the "leader" of a group of mothers of children said to be bullying Esumi's daughter at the private school she attends, Sports Nippon reported. Esumi also hinted on her blog that she was being ostracized by the same group of mothers, though Shukan Bunshun suggested it was the other way round.

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Schools around the world are becoming less about students learning and more about the ambitions of parents.. WTH Its obvious her former manager had no vested interest to write something that specific on the house. Now they look like major bullies and liars also now

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Good, get her off TV. I have never liked her snug smile, and style. Unless the manager was in love with her, why would he go and write such a message on someone's new home. This is far to personal as JoshuYaki said. She is guilty and should be punished.

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Nagashima’s wife was the “leader” of a group of mothers of children said to be bullying Esumi’s daughter at the private school she attends...Esumi also hinted on her blog that she was being ostracized by the same group of mothers

The endless stream of theatrics, pettiness and back-stabbing that goes on amongst mothers (mostly housewives) behind the scenes at private schools everywhere in Japan astounds me. In my case, there is not a month that goes by where I don't hear about something like this going on at my kids' schools.

There will have to be a sea change in what is considered acceptable female behavior in Japan before Abe's goal of more women filling top corporate slots can be realized.

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I have so many stories of bullying, backstabbing, snobbery and simple childish hatred executed by cliques of mothers whose purpose of looking after their children's education has been supplanted by an infantile need to be in the leading pack of b!tches.

This looks like yet another. The fact that one of the mothers has her face on telly would make her an automatic mother hen for these malignant witches, and with that power comes a sense of invulnerability.

I'm not suggesting for a moment that she's guilty. I am just saying I'd be amazed if she were a nice person if she has anything to do with one of these covens - and I've yet to meet a mother of a student at one of these private schools who can resist the call. They're more like children than the children they're supposed to be raising.

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Apparently the school in question here is Aoyama Gakuin Elementary School, nearby Shibuya Station in Tokyo.

I feel sorry for the teachers of the school. They end up spending countless hours intervening in squabbles among adults in addition to their responsibilities for the children.

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The fact that one of the mothers has her face on telly would make her an automatic mother hen for these malignant witches, and with that power comes a sense of invulnerability.

If I read the article correctly, it says that she (or, more accurately, her daughter) is the victim of these "malignant witches", not their leader.

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The endless stream of theatrics, pettiness and back-stabbing that goes on amongst mothers (mostly housewives) behind the scenes at private schools everywhere in Japan astounds me.

And this is why I'm glad that most of my mothers are professional working women - they don't have time to deal with this crap!

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I read an article in Japanese a while ago about Japanese "park moms." A fascist hierarchy dictates whom is permitted to associate with whom, according to the nazi park mom bosses, when moms take their little kids to the park.

Absolutely bonkers. I mean, get a life.

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Absolutely bonkers. I mean, get a life. better yet get a job, if youve got time to waste being bitches then get a job and help your husband put the kids through college pay the mortgage and save for retirement! I could easily afford to let my wife stay home and be a housewife. but this is the 21st century and everybody male/female has to help out both with the bills, kids and at home! after all men arnt just the 60hr/week working cash cow

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A fine example of why I rill my eyes at so many of the housewives here. Working moms have very little time or interest in such things. Stop paying their pension and health care and give them a reason to get a job and stop causing problems for others. Seriously, a bunch of moms ganging up on another mother? Is it any shock that kids here bullying th living crap out of each other when these are the examples they have in their lives?

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Stop paying their pension and health care and give them a reason to get a job

1) This would plummet the birth rate even further.

2) It's better for society if mothers are home taking care of their kids, than having someone else taking care of their kids.

Of course, I know that you think that mothers are a scourge on society, and that a single incident proves all mothers are evil witches, but my comments were for those who are not on an anti-motherhood campaign.

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Haha!! "Mothers" eh?! No. I have a great dislike for the bully moms - like the one discussed in this article. More so those who gang up on the working moms. You know, the ones paying taxes so the bully moms can stay home and create busy work projects for the PTA, come up with plans to make other mothers' lives hell...

And sorry but no, more working mothers does not mean fewer kids. If folks can pay for kindy, they can afford the pension and health care.

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