For the second time in his long-running legal despite with the singer, Tomoaki Kai has rejected Anna Tsuchiya's settlement offer.
On October 17, settlement discussions were held in private at the Tokyo District Court. Tsuchiya's side offered to settle in their case, but Kai rejected the offer.
The terms of the settlement have not been revealed.
According to reports, Kai says he does not know if he can settle the case with Tsuchiya's side, but still wants the dispute to be resolved by the end of the month.
With settlement talks broken down, Tsuchiya and Kai will return to court on October 24.
Tsuchiya originally attempted to settle with Kai in 2014 when he originally sued her. He rejected her 2 million Yen settlement offer. The courts later dismissed the lawsuit entirely while ordering him to pay her damages in a separate but related case.