According to ASKA and a close showbiz representative, ASKA used to live for 4 years in Hokkaido since his Jr. High days. That was where he got to know a member of the yakuza group, and eventually became his source for drugs. But there seems to have been some trouble with his recent transactions, leading to the yakuza group to use filmed evidence of ASKA using drugs through a glass pipe in order to threaten him.
Bunshun had the chance to interview ASKA in front of his house.
-----Are you a drug addict?
"No, no, not at all. Not at all. Haha."
-----We heard that you're being threatened by the Yamaguchi-gumi for some drug-related matters.
"(short silence)..... Yeah, yeah, about that, they said, 'Lend us money'. Then I said, 'I don't want to'. Yeah, yeah, yeah, and that's why we got into an argument."
CHAGE & ASKA were supposed to have a live performance for the first time in 6 years this August, but was postponed by their agency due to suspicions of transient cerebral ischemia on ASKA. (Related post HERE) Apparently, ASKA was still being threatened by the yakuza at that point.
Will ASKA be able to make his return? All eyes will be on him, including the actions that the investigative teams will take.
* This was initially reported as "Mr. X" (big-time singer) by TouSpo. "Mr. Z" (member of a major rock group in the 90s) (HERE) is yet to be revealed, but some 2channelers have come up with some more theories which we have included in this post.
- ああ、名前でたのかOh, so the name's out
- 名前ついに出したのかSo they finally revealed the name
- ついに実名報道かこれはいよいよ秒読みだなAnd here's the name of the artist.
It'll only be a matter of time now.
- 何だよ、ガチだったのかｗSo it was true after all, huh LOL
- もう少し引っ張れやごるあああああああああああああああWhy didn't they prolong it a bit further ahhhhhhhhhhhh!?
- 東スポあってたのかｗSo TouSpo was correct, huh
- 101回目の逮捕The 101st arrest
- ２ちゃんすごいないきなりこの人の名前書き込まれてたし2chan's amazing, a lot already pinpointed this guy from the start
- 飛鳥なんて真面目そうだと思ってたのにAnd I always thought that ASKA was the serious type
- 飛鳥本人は否定しているのか…確定なら捕まるよね？So ASKA's denying the allegations...
But he'll be arrested once they prove it, right?
- こうゆうのって、今現在使用してなくて、身体検査しても薬物反応でなかったら、昔、使用していたビデオを出されても時効になるのかね？ビデオってのは、日付は誤魔化せるから、証拠にならないだろうね。If he's currently sober and when they test his body for substances then it turns out negative, will the old video still be valid?
But you can also cheat the date of the video so it probably won't become concrete evidence.
- 飛鳥の方は東スポも隠す気なかったしなTouSpo didn't have any intentions to hide this ASKA one at all, too
- チャゲ＆飛鳥の飛鳥シャブ中問題 ついに実名報道ASKA's shabu addiction issue
Name has finally been revealed.
- やっぱりいいいいいいいいいいいいI knew itttttttttttttttttttt
- 東スポ本当だったなこうなると宇宙人もネッシーやっぱりいるんだなSo TouSpo got it correct.
Then that means that aliens and the Loch Ness monster really do exist.
- まるで中学時代からヤク中だったみたいな書き方でビビったわI got initially surprised since I thought the article was saying that he was a drug addict since his Jr. High days.
- 何が一番驚いたかってあの東スポが事件発覚に先駆けてちゃんとした裏情報掴んでたってことだなThe most surprising thing here is,
that TouSpo actually found out about the incident first and was able to get some proper insider information.
- 東スポの手柄だが東スポじゃ誰も信じないからな文春が報じることによって本当だったんだとみんな信じるThis is TouSpo's achievement, but no one trusts TouSpo.
And when Bunshun follows it up, everyone else believes it.
- おまいらYOSHIKIに謝れAll of you, apologize to YOSHIKI
- 東スポの記事通りだとするとかなり深刻そうだよなはよ病院にぶち込んで治療に専念させろよIf we are to believe TouSpo's article, then his condition must be serious.
They should confine him in a hospital pronto and let him concentrate on recovery.
- 最近になってやり出したの？名声や地位もあるのにDid he just start doing it recently?
To think that he's got a name and status already.
- 完全に、東スポのスクープを文春が横取りしただろwwwThis was totally TouSpo's scoop which Bunshun just stole www
- ファンだがかなり正確にASKAの発言を言葉に起こしてると思うMCの喋りとかこんな感じだものI'm a fan of theirs, but I think Bunshun religiously jotted down how ASKA answered the interview.
This is really how he talks when he goes on mic duty.
- 「YAH YAH YAH」「SAY YES」これだけは好きだわI only like these ones
- 飛鳥も歌ってるときに微妙に揺れてたしな。禁断症状か。Aska used to shiver when he sang. Must be withdrawal symptoms.
- へぇついに名前が出たのかまぁまだ分からんけどまぁ、俺の稲葉はホットパンツでハイになれるから関係ないなSo the name's out of the bag, huh.
Well, we still can't say if this is 100% true.
Anyway, my Inaba can get high just by wearing hot pants so this doesn't concern him.
- マッキーもヤク中じゃなきゃいいシンガーソングライターなんだよMakki's a good singer-songwriter when he's sober
- これは完全に薬やってるだろwタモリも突っ込み過ぎてて笑えるCheck this out, he's totally high here.
It's also funny since Tamori keeps bugging him about it.
※ From around 2:30~
- やっぱりお前らの情報が正しかったかいまや2chはガセとは言えないなSo the information you guys came up with was true, huh.
Now people can't say that 2chan is full of bullshi+.
- マッキーとか普通に活動してるしなんの問題もないよねBut seeing how Makki's still active now, there's no problem with this, right?
- 東スポすげえな…TouSpo's amazing...
- http://beebee2see.appspot.com/i/azuY1MjSCAw.jpgこりゃアウトかもなIn baseball, this is probably what you call an "OUT".
- 文春の早刷り読んだけど、四ページ使ってスゴい詳細に書かれてた結果的に東スポのスクープがホントだったったってコトなのか…大物だから逮捕されたら大騒動だなI read Bunshun's early release, and the article was written in full detail, as they even used 4 pages.
So this means TouSpo's scoop was true...
This will cause a huge uproar if he does get arrested since he's such a huge personality.
- 桑名正博-コカイン所持で逮捕。内田裕也-大麻取締法違反で逮捕。長渕剛-大麻取締法違反で逮捕。槇原敬之-覚せい剤取締法違反（所持）現行犯で逮捕。研ナオコ-大麻取締法違反（所持）容疑で逮捕美川憲一-大麻取締法違反で逮捕井上陽水-大麻所持容疑で逮捕酒井法子-覚せい剤取締法違反で逮捕…ついに、かMasahiro Kuwana - arrested for cocaine possession
Yuya Uchida - arrested for violation of the cannabis control law
Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi - arrested for violation of the cannabis control law
Noriyuki Makihara - arrested for violation (possession) of the stimulants control law
Naoko Ken - arrested for suspected violation (possession) of the cannabis control law
Kenichi Mikawa - arrested for violation of the cannabis control law
Yosui Inoue - arrested for marijuana possession
Noriko Sakai - arrested for violation of the stimulants control law
- チャゲより飛鳥のほうが悪者だったSo Aska was more evil than Chage, huh
- 今の20代くらいの子からしたら、過去の人だし昔ヒット曲を歌ってた人っていったって、清水健太郎と知名度にそんな差はないだろうBut he's already a person of the past for the people in their 20s these days.
Even if you say that he used to have hit songs, his name value probably isn't that different from Kentaro Shimizu.
- 東スポですら匿名だったのに、文春は実名かよｗTouSpo kept his identity anonymous, but Bunshun comes out with the actual name, huh
- なんだ、ヤク中で復活できないだけだったのかSo it just means that they couldn't make a comeback while he was still drugged, huh
Mr. Z--- Ryuichi Kawamura?
- ｵﾜﾀ＼(^o^)／He's finished ＼(^o^)／
- やってるとしか思えないThere's no way you can doubt that he's under the influence
- 河村隆一ってタトゥー彫ってたんだな今日初めて知ったわI didn't know that Ryuichi Kawamura had tattoos.
I just found out about that today
- えー、真矢きゅんも墨入れてるの？Eh, so Shinya-kyun's also inked?
- >>94全面的に河村は左腕一面に彫ってたが今は消してる（痕は残ってるが）His whole body is.Kawamura originally had a part of his left arm covered in tattoos before, but he had them removed (there are still traces left).
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