Curious though that this was big news within hours of his arrest, yet the former finance minister Shoichi Nakagawa appearing at a G7 press conference three sheets to the wind only made waves in Japan after it had been reported in the European media.
April 23, 2009
What's Wrong With Being Naked?
The news story of the day in Japan is the arrest of SMAP member Tsuyoshi Kusanagi for public indecency. He was apparently reported to the police at around three in the morning and was found drunk and naked in a park shouting at the top of his voice. With SMAP being a squeaky clean boy band who have been famous for close to twenty years and who have their own weekly TV show, this is a scandal that has made big headlines and there's speculation as to whether his career has been irrevocably damaged.