Aug 16, 2014

Rola's dad released on scant evidence

Prosecutors have released the father of Japanese television personality Rola due to a lack of evidence backing his arrest on suspicion of fraud. “At the moment, there is no evidence that can lead to an indictment,” the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office said Friday ...

Aug 16, 2014

Rola's dad released due to lack of evidence

Prosecutors say they have released the father of Japanese television personality Rola due to a lack of evidence backing his arrest on suspicion of fraud. “At the moment, there is no evidence that can lead to an indictment,” the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office ...

Rola altering DNA of pop culture

Jul 13, 2014

Rola altering DNA of pop culture

In celebrity-obsessed Japan with its conveyor belt of 15-minute stars, fashion icon Rola is blazing a meteoric trail at the forefront of a galaxy of mixed-race stars, changing the DNA of Japanese pop culture. Turn on the TV and there’s no escaping the bubbly ...

Sins of the father are Rola's burden

| Jul 6, 2013

Sins of the father are Rola's burden

by Philip Brasor

Two weeks ago one of the big stories in the tabloid press was on Jurip Al-Asa, the father of popular TV personality Rola. He was in the news because the Tokyo Metropolitan Police had issued a warrant for his arrest on charges of swindling. ...