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YouTuber from Japan detained after threats against celebrities

A former MP and YouTuber in Japan have been detained by police after they claim they threatened celebrities. Yoshikazu Higashitani’s known as Gaassy online, is well-known for his celebrity gossip videos. He reportedly arrived back in Japan from the United Arab Emirates two months after Tokyo police issued an arrest order for him.

He is charged with making defamation threats against a designer, an entrepreneur, and an actress between February and August of last year.