Friday, March 23, 2012
Maya Koizumi is known in Japanese as a “gurabia aidoru”, which means a print idol. She’s most known for posing in her bikini.
That bikini, however, has gotten Maya into trouble. The 19-year-old was expelled from her high school 6 months before graduation after classmates and their parents complained that the photos were too risque’. The private school said Maya’s modeling violated its regulations. Maya has three DVDs and one book, but it was the book, titled “Geneki Joshikosei” (High school girl student) that caused the most drama.
Now Koizumi and her parents are suing the school. They argue that the expulsion was beyond the school’s discretionary limits, and that, therefore, it should be declared invalid. Though there is no specific regulation regarding modeling, there is a rule that forbids “entertainment activities”. It’s not apparent whether there has been a conclusion to the lawsuit.