HOME > NATION > Article

Text Size

small

medium

large


(Update 2) Japanese Actress Yuko Takeuchi Dies in Apparent Suicide

(Update 2) Japanese Actress Yuko Takeuchi Dies in Apparent Suicide

Tokyo, Sept. 27 (Jiji Press)--Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi, 40, has died in apparent suicide.
   She was found limp at her apartment in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on Sunday, according to investigative sources. Takeuchi was sent to a hospital and confirmed dead there, the sources said.
   Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department suspects that Takeuchi committed suicide.
   Takeuchi's husband and actor, Taiki Nakabayashi, 35, found her hanging by the neck in a bedroom in the apartment around 2 a.m. (5 p.m. Saturday GMT), according to the sources. No suicide note has been found.
   Takeuchi, a native of Saitama Prefecture, eastern Japan, appeared in a number of television dramas and movies, including the "Asuka" morning drama series broadcast by NHK, or Japan Broadcasting Corp., between 1999 and 2000, and "Sanada Maru," a "taiga" yearlong historical drama series aired by the public broadcaster in 2016. She also performs in a "The Confidenceman JP" series movie released in late July.

To read a full story, please click here to find out how to subscribe.

NATION

Aomori Tourism Information

HEADLINES

POLITICS
Japan to Tighten Crackdowns on Counterfeit Goods Imports
ECONOMY
Furniture Seller Nitori Offers to Buy DIY Store Shimachu at 5,500 Yen per Share
SPORTS
MLB: World Series Average TV Audience Rating Sinks to Record Low
OTHER
Tokyo Reports 221 Coronavirus Cases Thurs., Exceeding 200 for 1st Time in 5 Days

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL


Photos