Actress Norika Fujiwara has broken up with her boyfriend. Tabloid media reported Thursday that Fujiwara, 40, and her boyfriend, a 43-year-old stock analyst, parted ways one month ago.
The reported reason for the split is that Fujiwara's ex-boyfriend, whom the tabloids refer to as "A-san," was transferred to Hong Kong. He wanted Fujiwara to relocate there with him, but she said no, according to Sankei Shimbun. The couple had been together since last July.
Sources close to Fujiwara were quoted by the paper as saying she wanted to concentrate on her work in Japan. Most recently, she performed in the stage musical “Cabaret” in March and April.
The actress also said that since last year's disaster, she did not want to be away from Japan. Fujiwara, who is a goodwill ambassador for the Japanese Red Cross, has made numerous visits to the Tohoku region and participated in many fund-raising events. After performances of "Cabaret," she would often be seen in the lobby helping to collect funds for Tohoku.© Japan Today