Talent management agency president commits suicide in office
The president of talent agency Yellow Cab was found dead in his office on Friday, after having apparently hanged himself.
However, a statement from Yellow Cab’s public relations manager said that Takanori Obinata, 58, had died of a heart attack in his office, Sankei Shimbun reported on Sunday.
Actresses and former glamor models Eriko Sato, 30, and Eiko Koike, 31, are both attached to the agency, but both women have so far declined to issue any statement to the media.
Koike is to appear in a new drama called “Summer Rescue” on TBS from July 8, for which she is scheduled to attend a press conference on July 2.