• Kyodo


Disgraced actor Manabu Oshio started his 30-month prison term Thursday for failing to come to his girlfriend’s aid after she overdosed on Ecstasy during a drug- and sex-fueled night at his apartment.

“I do not agree with what the ruling says and it is not my true wish to go to prison,” Oshio, 33, said in a statement released by his lawyer. “But I would like to fully serve my time as I believe going to prison may have some meaning for me.”

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