On June 1, rock band Sakanaction released a statement of apology regarding recent reports involving guitarist Iwadera Motoharu (41).
'Bunshun Online' reported on the same day that Iwadera has been having an affair with a non-celebrity woman over the past decade. His agency confirmed the reports, stating, "We learned that it's the truth."
On their official website, Sakanaction commented, "Regarding the article about Sakanaction guitarist Iwadera Motoharu on 'Shukan Bunshun' (June 9 issue), we apologize for the great deal of inconvenience caused to the woman involved."
They continued, "Iwadera is responsible that things have turned out this way. He feels a strong sense of responsibility and is seriously reflecting on his actions."
Finally, they said, "The band members and staff will do our best recover everyone's trust, and make efforts that something like this will never happen again. We would like to sincerely express our apologies at this time."