• Kyodo, Staff Report


Takamasa Sakurai, a leading evangelist of Japanese anime, fashion and music abroad, was fatally hit by a train early Friday after falling from a platform at Nishi-Nippori Station in Tokyo, police said.

Police said the incident occurred on the JR Keihin Tohoku Line at around 12:30 a.m. They suspect Sakurai, 49, was intoxicated when he fell onto the tracks  Several people reportedly witnessed him walking unsteadily.

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