Akasaka given suspended 18-month sentence

The trial of former Hikaru Genji member Akira Akasaka opened on Wednesday, and ended the same day with the judge handing Akasaka an 18-month sentence, suspended for three years.

Police arrested Akasaka at the end of October for possession of stimulants. According to his statement, he began using the drugs in April after he and his wife divorced, and explained that he was trying to escape from the pain of no longer being able to see his son.

Akasaka was dismissed by Johnny's Jimusho shortly after his arrest. Following the trial, he declared that he currently has no plans to return to show business. He said he would start his life over from part-time jobs just to pay child support for his son.

Sankei Sports

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