Takajin Yashiki was a popular musician and TV personality. He got immeasurable popularity especially in Kansai region including Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, etc. He had been married three times. He had been in the hospital for esophagus cancer since January 2012. He finally died on January 3, 2014
Here are videos of Takajin Yashiki singing.
Sakura Yashiki had been taking care of Takajin in the hospital for two years. She got married to Takajin in October 2013, just three months before the death of Takajin.
After his death, Sakura inherited Takajin's entire estate according to his will, although Takajin had a daughter with his first wife. In March 2014, Sakura founded Office TAKAJIN Co.,Ltd, which administrates Tajajin's copyright. She is getting numerous income from his copyrights.
Many people suspects that she married not for love but for money. There are some evidences.
First, she is suspected of bigamy. She married to Ivan Signore in September 2010 in Italy. She went back to Japan in December 2011. In the same month, she met Takajin at a party, and they started dating soon.
However, Sakura and Ivan did not divorce when Sakura and Takajin started dating. Ivan tweeted on March 15th, 2012, as below:
far from my wife and I am going crazy. Maybe it's time to think how to get out this situation. Move to Japan?
Soon after Takajin's death, Ivan criticized Sakura on his twitter as below:
mercenary [...] - any person who works solely for money Essentially a bitch..................Sakura insists that she divorced Ivan before she married to Takajin. However, it takes 5 to 7 years to get divorce in Italy in general.
— Ivan Signore (@ivansignore) January 8, 2014
Second, Sakura is suspicious of creating Takajin's oral will in conspiracy with a lawyer. She took a video of his oral will. According to a person who watched the video, the lawyer said to Takajin, "Do you agree that Sakura Yashiki will inherit your entire estate?" Takajin said "Yeah..." in a hazy state. It is doubtful whether Takajin understood the lawyer's words.
If you want to see her photos, click the link below:
Takajin Yashiki's memorial website administrated by Office TAKAJIN Co.,Ltd