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Junnosuke Taguchi, a former member of Japanese male idol group KAT-TUN, pleaded responsible Thursday to possessing marijuana within the first listening to of his trial on the Tokyo District Court docket.

His accomplice, former actress Rena Komine, who faces the identical cost, additionally entered a responsible plea. The 2 mentioned there was “no mistake” of their indictment.

Prosecutors sought a six-month jail time period for each, saying they’ve used marijuana for some 10 years and there’s a excessive chance of re-offending.

The trial concluded Thursday and the courtroom is because of hand down a ruling on July 30. The protection is in search of a suspended sentence.

The 33-year-old Taguchi, sporting a black go well with, advised the courtroom that Komine, 38, launched him to marijuana and he started utilizing it for stress aid.

“I betrayed my followers and folks round me in addition to myself. I need to rehabilitate and lead a good life,” he mentioned, including he needs to proceed his profession in performing and keep his relationship with Komine.

Komine mentioned she suffered from sleep and consuming issues as a result of harassment she obtained after her relationship with Taguchi was reported by media, and he or she started utilizing marijuana as a means of coping.

In keeping with the indictment, Taguchi and Komine had been present in possession of about 2.2 grams of marijuana on Could 22 on the Tokyo condominium they shared.

They had been launched on June 7, two days after being indicted, on bail of three million yen ($27,800) every.


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KAT-TUN was created by high expertise company and manufacturing firm Johnny & Associates Inc., whose founder Johnny Kitagawa died Tuesday, sending shockwaves by the nation’s leisure business.

Taguchi left KAT-TUN in March 2016, 10 years after the group launched its debut CD, to pursue a solo profession.

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