Erika Sawajiri signs with Avex, promises to change attitude
Actress Erika Sawajiri, 25, has announced her plans for her return to the center stage of the Japanese entertainment world. The actress, who was vilified in the Japanese press for her outspoken attitude about the outdated facets of the Japanese entertainment system, is to attempt a comeback under the auspices of her own talent management company in association with industry giant Avex Management.
According to sources close to Sawajiri, she registered her company in spring of last year, since which time she has been making preparations for her Japan comeback. Sawajiri entered into a contract with Avex on April 1 this year.
Sawajiri added that she plans to concentrate on acting. Sources close to the actress claim that she has been working abroad on a commercial shoot, but that she will soon be returning to Japan for her first comeback shoot.
The actress told the press on Monday, “I would like to get involved in various areas of entertainment, while keeping acting as my central focus. I plan to work hard to change my attitude so that I can be seen as an actress in Japan once again.”
Compiled from news reports