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Tributes to Celebrities: Yuu Tejima and Hitomi Yoshizawa

Updated on June 15, 2022
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Ara is a journalism graduate from California State University, Northridge, who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.

Both Yuu Tejima & Hitomi Yoshizawa Created Controversy But for Entirely Different Reasons

There comes a time when celebrities should have tribute articles written about them. In this article, we pay tribute to two celebrities that have been involved in controversies but for entirely different reasons. These celebrities are Yu or Yuu Tejima, a Japanese fashion model and the very famous Hitomi Yoshizawa. Yuu Tejima created controversy about her age and as for Hitomi Yoshizawa, that is a different matter as she did something far worse. So here we go with Yuu Tejima and Hitomi Yoshizawa.

Yuu Tejima


Basic Stats About Yuu Tejima

Yu or Yuu Tejima is a Japanese actress and gravure idol. Here are some of her biographical stats:

  • Date of birth: August 27, 1984 (Her listed date of birth)
  • Blood type: A
  • Her name in Japanese is spelled like this: 手島優 (てじま ゆう)
  • Height: 165 centimeters

Yuu Tejima's Acting Work and Hobbies

Her movie debut came in 2007 when she starred in Twilight Phantom. The following year, she starred in Dark Love: Rape. In 2009, she starred in Oneechanbara: The Movie-Vortex. In addition to her movies, Tejima has also acted in a few TV dramas. She starred in the 3rd episode of Saru Lock. In 2010, Tejima starred in the 5th episode of Detective Lovesick. Also in that same year, she starred in Unubore Deka. In 2011, Tejima starred in the TV drama called Misaki Number One!! In 2011, she also starred in Call Me the Shadow: Adventures of a Housewife Detective. In 2012, she starred in the TV show Somato Kabushiki Gaisha. When she isn’t involved in modeling or acting, Yuu Tejima enjoys cooking, swimming, horse racing, and nice massages. She is known for her lips.

Yuu Tejima and Her Age Controversy

She became involved in some interesting controversy. It was reported that although she had been saying that her age is 27 and this was actually at the time I first read about her back in 2011. She is actually 31 and would be 32 years old at the time I first wrote about her back in April 2016. (Time goes by fast doesn’t it?) So she had been lying about her age. Tejima made the announcement on a TV program called Sunday Japon. The reason for her lying about her age is that she was told by her agency that if she wanted to be popular as a gravure idol that she should say that she is a teenager. She was 21 at that time so she was asked to reduce her age by 2 years. So her reported age at the time was 19. Tejima apologized about this misinformation and she will work hard.

Photos of Hitomi Yoshizawa

Hitomi Yoshizawa as a member of the indoor soccer team Gatas Brilhantes H.P.
Hitomi Yoshizawa as a member of the indoor soccer team Gatas Brilhantes H.P. | Source

The Event That Caused Yoshizawa to Announce Her Retirement From the Entertainment Industry

As for Hitomi Yoshizawa, she announced that she is retiring from the world of show business. Yoshizawa's claim to fame is because she is a former member of girl group Morning Musume. She began her career in show business back in 2000. Yoshizawa on September 6, 2018 was driving in her vehicle and she was on the way to a promotional event at McDonald s when she injured two people in what was described as a hit and run incident. I wrote earlier how this incident might mean that Hitomi Yoshizawa's career may never be the same again and this thought has come to reality as she is retiring from the entertainment business. It is also being reported that the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office has indicted Yoshizawa for the incident that has not only changed her life in a far different way but it has ruined her reputation as a Japanese idol as well. Even though Yoshizawa has now publicly apologized for the incident that caused so much trouble, it may still not allow her to have the same relationship with her fans and former members of the girl group Morning Musume. She was released on the amount of 3 million yen. Yoshizawa’s agency J.P. Room has sent out a fax to media across Japan informing them that in fact, the retirement of Yoshizawa is official. Yoshizawa made comments about the recent events of her life saying that she is now aware of her weakness and immaturity. She also said that she will forever atone for the crime that she has committed and what she did is unforgivable. She hopes to move forward as a mother and a now private citizen.

© 2018 Ara Vahanian


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