Famed Japanese movie director Takeshi Kitano attacked with pickaxe

Famed Japanese movie director Takeshi Kitano attacked with pickaxe

A automobile carrying acclaimed Japanese movie director and actor Takeshi Kitano was attacked by a person with a pickaxe and a knife, media stories mentioned.

Kitano, 74, additionally a celebrated tv comic in Japan, was contained in the automobile on the premises of personal community TBS in Tokyo when the assault befell late Saturday night time, the station reported.

The attacker, a male in his 40s from the Chiba area east of Tokyo, cracked the windshield and beat different components of the automobile, TBS and different native media mentioned. 

Kitano, additionally identified by his stage identify Beat Takeshi, first drew approval for his uncooked depictions of the violent world of Japanese organized crime.

He garnered worldwide fame for his roles in gritty dystopian thriller “Battle Royale” in addition to within the eponymous comedy sport present “Takeshi’s Citadel”.

Nobody was injured in Saturday night’s assault, stories mentioned, which nationwide broadcaster NHK mentioned befell after Kitano had completed filming a dwell information and leisure present for TBS.

Police arrested the person on the spot and are interviewing him to find out his motive, NTV mentioned.

Tokyo Metropolitan Police declined to remark when reached by AFP Sunday.

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