Yuko Takeuchi had an overseas following after appearing as the female Japanese Sherlock Holmes in 2018’s Miss Sherlock. Photo: AFP
Yuko Takeuchi had an overseas following after appearing as the female Japanese Sherlock Holmes in 2018’s Miss Sherlock. Photo: AFP
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Japan’s entertainment industry reels from Yuko Takeuchi’s suicide, exposing its ‘brutal’ nature

  • The death of the ‘Miss Sherlock’ star was the latest in a string of high-profile suicides by celebrities in the country, after the likes of Hana Kimura and Sei Ashina
  • An entertainers’ association has called on the government to reform the industry and address mental health issues, but the plea has fallen on deaf ears

Yuko Takeuchi had an overseas following after appearing as the female Japanese Sherlock Holmes in 2018’s Miss Sherlock. Photo: AFP
Yuko Takeuchi had an overseas following after appearing as the female Japanese Sherlock Holmes in 2018’s Miss Sherlock. Photo: AFP
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