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S. Korean held over starlet's suicide

A South Korean man wanted in connection with the March suicide of actress Jang Ja-yeon has been detained by Tokyo police, according to officials of the Metropolitan Police Department.

Jang Ja-yeon KYODO PHOTO

Jang killed herself at age 29 in her suburban Seoul home and left a note saying she had been forced to have sex with entertainment industry executives.

The Tokyo police apprehended Kim Jong-seoung, 39, on an immigration violation and quoted him as saying he had "committed a crime (in South Korea) and overstayed in Japan to avoid being arrested."

Kim, the former head of Jang's management agency, had permission to remain in Japan until June 2 and had no passport at the time of his arrest at a hotel in Minato Ward, the police said, quoting him as saying, "I threw my passport away."

The Japan Times Weekly: July 4, 2009
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