Miho Nakayama reportedly to get divorce after 12 years

TOKYO —

Actress Miho Nakayama, 44, and her husband, Akutagawa award-winning author and musician Hitonari Tsuji, 52, are planning to get divorced, tabloid media reported Friday.

Nakayama’s management agency said it hadn’t heard anything, but Nikkan Sports quoted a close friend of the couple as saying they are parting ways but won’t rush into it for the sake of their 10-year-old son.

The couple married in 2002 after an 8-month relationship. Nakayama has been mostly a housewife in Paris for the 12 years of their marriage. However, each of them separately went back and forth between Japan and Paris when they had work to do.

On Thursday, Nakayama tweeted, “I have to live my own life. There is no better way. Have to accept everything. Sorry and thank you.”

Japan Today

  • -1

    sensei258

    At least she gave it a good shot. Twelve years is a long time to be unhappy. I hope she finds what she's looking for.

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    ex-japan-visitor

    'I have to live my own life'. That says it all.

  • 2

    sensei258

    That's right ex-japan, if somebody is unhappy with their situation, it's their responsibility to change it.

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    Stories like this don't mean much to some of us without a photo or more details about what these allegedly famous people have done that should make me notice. Otherwise, why should I care about a housewife in Paris who wants to break up a 10-year-old boy's family life?

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    Educator60

    @sensei258 " Twelve years is a long time to be unhappy. "

    You are saying she was unhappy from the very beginning of their marriage. Is that true? How do you know that?

    @Jeff Osrisseg "Stories like this don't mean much to some of us without a photo or more details about what these allegedly famous people have done that should make me notice. "

    Allegedly? These people are indeed very famous in Japan. Take a look at People magazine online or the equivalent for the country of your choice. I think you will find that they don't include the life story and list of achievements for famous people in every news item. Readers who know the culture don't need it. People who want to know more about the culture can easily find more information online.

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    shiboritate

    @jeff I agree with educator. I was very glad to see JT run a story on Nakayama Miho. That said, I would have also liked to see a photo - she is drop-dead gorgeous and looks even better now than when she was a kirin beer poster girl roughly 20 years ago. You can see her on youtube - CMs, music videos, etc.

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    A.N. Other

    Q:

    You are saying she was unhappy from the very beginning of their marriage. Is that true? How do you know that?

    A:

    The couple married in 2002 after an 8-month relationship.

    THAT say it all. Getting married usually take some preparation, so they pretty much decided to get married from the off. He wanted a trophy wife and she wanted a husband who was in a position to further her career. Instead she got to act the role of dam to his child.

    Dakara she's bailing out.

  • 0

    Cos

    12 years is a long stint for a celeb marriage.

    He wanted a trophy wife

    Why not she a "trophy hubby" ?

    she wanted a husband who was in a position to further her career she got to act the role of dam to his child.

    Your weird interpretation. She already had 2 decades as one of the most successful singer and actress in Japan. No way she counted on the professional connection of a guy much less known than herself. To boost her career, she would have married someone really famous abroad. It seems the 2 agreed well on their semi-retirement as Parisian bobos and on having a child after several years of marriage. Then, they are the kind of people that can afford all the help available whenever they find childcare a burden.

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    sf2k

    Sorry to hear. I've loved her since she sang the song and starred in Moshimo Negai ga Kanau Nara plus her movie Love Letter. Holy 90's. She's still a classy babe though. I hope she finds happiness.

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    DudeDeuce

    Why not she a "trophy hubby" ?

    She is a household name in Japan, he isn't.

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    Cos

    Why get married if you believe in the notion of 'living your own life.'

    It's a tweet to her fans. That means : "My private life is not your business". Not clear enough ? She considers she doesn't need to let you know why she got married and why she divorces and she doesn't need to explain why she put her career on the back burner.

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    gokai_wo_maneku

    Nobody cares about this! Where is a story about the last broadcast of Waratte II To Omo (笑っていいとも)? Just getting the Guiness world record for the largest number of broadcasts on TV now! Tune in!

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