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Taki should pay for drug abuse, but axing all his works is overkill

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Musician and actor Masanori Taki, better known by his stage name of Pierre Taki, was arrested on March 12 on suspicion of cocaine use in violation of the Narcotics Control Law.

Taki's is the latest case of drug abuse by showbiz personalities, and I am royally fed up.

That said, however, I believe it is overkill to pull all the works he has appeared in.

Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) has removed six dramas from its digital on-demand service, including the popular serial drama "Amachan," in which Taki played a memorable sushi bar owner-chef of a few........

© The Asahi Shimbun