Disgraced music producer Tetsuya Komuro, 50, attended a book signing event at the Ginza branch of the Fukuya bookstore chain this week, to promote his latest piece of work – “Tsumi to Ongaku” (“Sin and Music”) – a book which details his life since his arrest in November last year for copyright fraud.
Komuro was found guilty in May this year for defrauding an investor of 500 million yen by contracting to transfer copyrights he did not own, but was granted a suspended sentence. Komuro said parts of the book were about him coming clean, and urged people to consider the work as a statement of his beliefs and his will to go on. He added that most of the royalties from sales would go to his creditors.
“Tsumi to Ongaku” is currently on sale for 1,365 yen. Komuro signed copies of the book for 120 fans who were lucky to get their hands on the limited tickets. Another 30 tickets were distributed to the media.
Komuro also commented on singer-actress Noriko Sakai’s recent misadventures, saying: “As an entertainer, there is no private or public. It doesn’t matter if there are cameras or no cameras, you have to take responsibility for your actions.”© Japan Today