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Thursday, 9th December 2010
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Japanese theatre star apologises for fight

A leading Japanese theatre actor has publically apologised for his recent drunken behaviour.

Ebizo Ichikawa, an actor in the Kabuki theatre, took part in a special television conference to say sorry for his involvement in a bar brawl in November.

"I'm very sorry for causing tremendous trouble and concerns. I deeply regret what I did," Mr Ichikawa told Japanese reporters.

He admitted that he had been drinking with a group of men when there was a disagreement which led to the altercation.

The 33-year-old has been indefinitely suspended by theatre operator Shochiku Co. following the incident on November 25th, which left the actor with a fractured left cheekbone, two chipped front teeth plus multiple internal and head bruises.

Kabuki is a traditional Japanese form of theatre that involves stories about historical events, moral and love conflicts. The actors speak in an old language accompanied by traditional Japanese instruments.

Written by Susan Ballion.