Actor Shinichi Chiba punched an acquaintance at a television station in Tokyo after getting into an argument over money, leaving the victim with slight injuries, police said.
Chiba also suffered injuries. Local police are poised to question the two over the incident after they recover from their wounds.
Chiba, 69, whose real name is Sadaho Maeda, punched a 49-year-old company employee on the premises of Nittele Tower that houses Nippon Television Network Corp. (NTV) on Wednesday night, leaving him with slight injuries to his jaw, investigators said. Chiba had got furious at the victim's remarks on his money problems.