Porn actress suspect in poisoning of Japanese real estate mogul

Things began to go bitter simply weeks after Japan’s self-described Don Juan married his third spouse.

Kosuke Nozaki, 77, bristled at warnings that Saki Sudo, then 22, was solely in his cash when he married her in February 2018.

“I am sorry for the 99 percent of people who wish for this marriage to fall apart, but I am confident that I will be happy,” wrote the real estate mogul and playboy who had gained celeb standing in Japan after the publication of “Don Juan of Kishu,” a best-selling 2016 memoir that detailed how he had seduced 4,000 girls.

But Sudo appeared to produce other plans for the wedding. The tall, raven-haired magnificence was often away on purchasing journeys in Italy, Singapore and Dubai, snapping up designer wardrobes along with her new husband’s money. She most well-liked the luxury waterfront rental that Nozaki rented for her in Tokyo to his house in the sleepy metropolis of Wakayama virtually 300 miles away, based on stories.

Nozaki appeared to have good motive to place up with the absences and his new spouse’s penchant for expensive Chanel garments. “She has white skin with a firmness that repels water,” he wrote in a second e-book revealed in 2018. “Our time in the bedroom is also fun. I’m convinced that is the secret to staying young. We have a quota of sex three times a day and I don’t need Viagra. I know having so much sex may cause my death, but if I can die having sex and go to heaven then I am good.”

A 25-year-old woman married to a wealthy man who described himself as the “Don Juan” of his locality in western Japan was arrested Wednesday for allegedly killing him three years ago, police said.
Nozaki who described himself because the “Don Juan” was discovered useless simply three months into his marriage with Sudo.
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But it wasn’t the intercourse that killed him. It was poison.

Three months into their marriage, on May 24, 2018, Nozaki was discovered useless in his bed room. He died of “acute stimulant intoxication,” with a excessive degree of undisclosed narcotics in his bloodstream, based on an post-mortem.

His widow moved rapidly to nominate herself president of the million-dollar firm he based, based on stories. She additionally had plans to leave Japan shortly after the funeral. But her escape was foiled when the pandemic made journey unimaginable.

Police, together with Nozaki’s household, had lengthy suspected that Sudo could have been chargeable for his dying, particularly once they discovered cellphone information that confirmed web searches for “stimulant drugs” and poisons on Sudo’s cellphone, based on sources cited by the Japanese press.

Last week, police arrested Sudo in Tokyo and extradited her to Wakayama, the place they charged her with homicide.


Nozaki was a self-made businessman who rose from humble roots in Tanabe, a metropolis of 70,000 in western Japan. He bailed on his schooling after center college, promoting metallic scraps, condoms and alcohol earlier than making a fortune in real estate, a money-lending enterprise and a string of liquor shops, based on his memoir.

Autobiographies by Kosuke Nozaki, a wealthy man who suddenly died last month at his home in the western Japan.
Autobiographies by Kosuke Nozaki, the place he wrote he made cash up to now engaging girls.
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But his life was marked by a seemingly insatiable want for intercourse.

“The reason I make money is to date attractive women,” he wrote in “Don Juan of Kishu: The Man Who Gave Three Billion Yen to 4,000 Beautiful Women.”

“When I find a woman of my type, tall and voluptuous, I would tell her … I want to go out
with you and have sex with you … I’ll give you ¥400,000 [$3,600 in US dollars] if you agree,” he continued. “Some people may frown at my sense [of relationships], but this is exactly why I have been working in various occupations and earning money. Everybody has a different dream. I don’t feel guilty about anything.”

The e-book, which offered greater than 50,000 copies in Japan, additionally included tips about the way to keep match, and the way to choose up flight attendants and faculty college students. Nozaki was impressed to inform his story after one of the younger girls he dated stole the equal of $550,000 in money and different valuables from him in 2016.

He stated he wrote the memoir partly to revive his religion in humanity. Although the unidentified lady was arrested, he didn’t press costs, famously declaring that the money she took “is like toilet paper to me.”

“The theft gave me a good life experience,” stated Nozaki, who, regardless of his womanizing, largely stored to himself, based on a neighbor.

Kosuke Nozaki died of acute stimulant addiction at this house on April 28, 2018.
Kosuke Nozaki died of “acute stimulant addiction” at this home on April 28, 2018.
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Whenever he met a pretty younger lady, Nozaki would give her his card together with the equal of $100 as an incentive to name him.

He stated he met Sudo in the autumn of 2017 at a Tokyo airport, when he pretended to stumble to get her consideration. But some stories counsel they met by means of a 3rd social gathering — and that Sudo allegedly labored as a high-end name woman. Prostitution is unlawful in Japan.

When they began relationship, Nozaki promised Sudo an condominium in Tokyo and an allowance of $10,000 a month, based on stories.

It was a brand new world for Sudo, who had attended magnificence college earlier than reportedly working as an actress in porn movies.

But one thing had apparently soured earlier than Nozaki’s dying, and Sudo was in danger of shedding her fabulous life. According to Japanese broadcaster NHK, Nozaki was pondering of divorcing her.

Her household had no idea the place she was dwelling or that she had married Nozaki till after her arrest. Sudo had advised them that she paid for the lavish journeys she flaunted on social media because of savvy real estate investments.

“I don’t even know where to go to see my daughter,” Sudo’s mom advised reporters after the younger lady’s arrest. “I only went to her home in Tokyo once and only heard about things from TV and the Internet.”


Nozaki died 18 days after the demise of his beloved miniature dachshund, Eve, who succumbed instantly and mysteriously in his arms on May 6, 2018. He was dedicated to the canine and had advised his spouse and anybody else who cared to hear that he deliberate to go away his inheritance to Eve after his dying.

“Eve suddenly became ill, and was taken in the middle of the night to a veterinarian,” based on a report.

Friends stated that Nozaki, who had no kids, was devastated after the canine’s dying and requested a monk at a neighborhood temple to conduct a memorial service. He tearfully buried Eve in the yard and, in the times earlier than his personal dying, was planning a June celebration in honor of Eve — busily inviting buddies, enterprise associates and even securing musicians for the occasion.

After Nozaki’s personal dying, authorities suspected foul play in Eve’s passing and went as far as to exhume the useless canine. In the tip, they have been unable to conduct a necropsy as a result of the stays had deteriorated an excessive amount of.

It’s not clear if police uncovered new proof in Nozaki’s case earlier than the shock arrest of Sudo, now 25, final week.

Detective Director Taishi Tokuda of Tanabe Police Station ,center, spoke about Nozaki's sudden death at a news conference on April 28, 2021.
Detective Director Taishi Tokuda of Tanabe Police Station, heart, spoke about Nozaki’s sudden dying at a information convention on April 28, 2021.
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Police stated she had been a suspect for years as a result of she was in the Wakayama home when her husband died. Sudo initially advised authorities that she heard a noise from the couple’s bed room and went to analyze — and located Nozaki slumped on a sofa in his bed room. Police, who additionally questioned the person’s longtime housekeeper, who was additionally in the house, now declare that Sudo gave Nozaki a poison-laced cocktail shortly earlier than he died.

Weeks after the funeral, Sudo moved rapidly to safe her late husband’s fortune. She unilaterally appointed herself president of his agency on July 30, 2018, after calling a gathering of his kinfolk and shareholders, who refused to attend.

“Sudo, who deemed that the relatives had entrusted her to handle administrative procedures, created minutes saying that she held an extraordinary general shareholder’s meeting on July 30 at Nozaki’s house,” based on a report in the Mainichi every day newspaper. “Sudo, who was the only one present, served as the chair, and appointed herself as the company’s representative director.”

Later, she transferred greater than $300,000 to her checking account from the corporate’s coffers, based on auditors who’ve accused her of stealing from the agency and filed legal costs towards her final 12 months.

In addition to leaving his $11 million fortune to Eve, Nozaki had deliberate to bequeath some of his property to Tanabe, the town of his delivery.

“He was saying positive things recently, like he wants to contribute to the local community. [His death] is truly regrettable,” a childhood pal of Nozaki’s advised the Kyodo News.

In 2018, 77-year-old Kosuke Nozaki, a wealthy man who was also known as "Don Juan", died of acute stimulant addiction at home.
In 2018, 77-year-old Kosuke Nozaki died with a excessive degree of undisclosed narcotics in his bloodstream, based on an post-mortem.
The Yomiuri Shimbun by way of AP Images

Local authorities had been in the method of negotiating with Sudo over the money on the time of her arrest.

Sudo initially denied any involvement in her husband’s dying in 2018, and now, based on police sources cited by Mainichi newspaper, she has determined to stay silent.

But she had already made her emotions clear at Nozaki’s funeral, the place she spent most of the proceedings on her cellphone.

As mourners lined as much as pay respects to the younger widow, one visitor lamented, “It must be hard considering the death of your husband.”

Shrugged Sudo: “Not really.”

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