Actress Erika Sawajiri arrested on suspicion of drugs possession

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Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri, famous for her role in 2005 drama “1 Litre of Tears”, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs.

The 33-year-old actress, who this year starred in a TV adaption of Toyoko Yamasaki’s hit novel “Shiroi Kyoto”, was arrested in Tokyo on suspicion of possessing ecstasy.

Tear-jerker “1 Litre of Tears” made Sawajiri famous not only in Japan but across Asia with the drama’s depiction of its heroine’s physical deterioration from a rare disease.

Drug arrests are treated seriously in Japan with celebrities who are caught frequently edited out of movies and TV shows.

The Tokyo police did not immediately respond to a request for comment and Sawajiri’s talent agency was not immediately reachable for comment as well.