Monday, December 05, 2005
Erika Watanabe announces retirement
JWP's Erika Watanabe announced her retirement at Saturday's JWP show at Shinjuku FACE. She has been diagnosed with an illness and will retire at the January 22 Cinema Club show. She said she had not been feeling well lately. Erika is 27 years old and made her debut on Jan. 23, 1998. She did leave the joshi business for a couple of months in 2003. At the time her work ethic was questioned but she did return and now Erika is forced to retire.