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Actor Manabu Oshio released from jail

Tokyo -- Japanese entertainer Manabu Oshio, who faces trial for his alleged role in a woman's death, has been released from jail on $120,000 bail, court officials said.

The 32-year-old actor and singer was arrested for allegedly giving a bar hostess the synthetic drug ecstasy in August 2009 and failing to get her help when she fell ill. She eventually died.

The Kyodo News said Oshio, who has been in jail for about 10 months, was released this week after his lawyers posted bail.

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