Actor Masatoshi Nakamura, 58, on Sunday gave a teary apology for his son, actor Shunta Nakamura, 31, who was arrested Saturday for possession of cannabis. In tears, Nakamura said, “I want him [Shunta] to leave his agency, quit acting, and be reborn as a new person.”
Asked how he felt when he received the call that his oldest son had been arrested, Nakamura said, “I was so surprised. I thought it had to be a lie, but it wasn’t.
“My son did something no respectable man should do. I just want to yell at him, ask him if he thinks this is what good adults should be doing.”
Although the two do not live together, Nakamura said he hadn’t noticed anything different about his son recently.