Jiro Inao JKT48 Theater Manager has died as of March 22nd 2017 according to a news source in Indonesia. Normally I would not report news stories such as this but the reason for doing so is that Inao’s death is thought to have happened under strange circumstances. According to the story on Tokyohive, it is being reported that Inao was found hanging in a bathroom at his residence on the evening of March 21st. Indonesian police have announced that Jiro Inao JKT48 Theater Manager died most likely from suicide. However, because police do not know the real motive, the cause of this man’s death is still under investigation.
Haruka Nakagawa, the most famous non-Indonesian member of JKT48 used Twitter to send a memorial message. Nakagawa, 25, tweeted that she was able to do her very best because of Inao. She also said that the place where he was at was always a cheerful place. Nakagawa is in disbelief because of his death. Nakagawa transferred to JKT48 with Aki Takajo in the summer of 2012. She graduated from JKT48 and AKB48 on December 31, 2016. Condolences are being sent to the family and friends of JKT48’s Theater Manager Jiro Inao.