Some events have been taking place recently regarding well known singer Sakai Noriko. There are a few different articles that this "saga" spans over at this point.
Actress Sakai traced to Yamanashi
The trail of actress Noriko Sakai, who has been missing since her husband was arrested Monday for allegedly possessing illegal stimulant drugs, went cold Tuesday evening in Yamanashi Prefecture, police said Wednesday.
Following a request earlier Tuesday from her mother-in-law to search for the 38-year-old actress, the police traced her cell phone to Yamanashi before the signal stopped, the Metropolitan Police Department said.
Her husband, Yuichi Takaso, 41, was arrested early Monday after a police officer found a plastic bag containing stimulant drugs in his underwear in Tokyo's Shibuya district.
Sakai, who married the self-described professional surfer in 1998, is believed to have disappeared with their child, according to the police.
Source - http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/ ... 806b1.html
Sakai's son found safe in Tokyo
Thu, August 6, 2009 (11:20am EDT)
The whereabouts of Noriko Sakai (38) remain unknown, but at least her 10-year-old son was found safe on Thursday night. The boy was left in the care of one of Sakai's friends in Tokyo. He is said to be in good health.
Sakai and her son had both been missing since Monday, when Sakai's husband Yuichi Takaso (41) was arrested for drug possession on a street in Shibuya. At the time of Takaso's arrest, Sakai was reportedly nearby in a parked car, but she has been unreachable after that.
No signal has been detected from Sakai's cell phone since the arrest, except for a brief time on Tuesday night when it was traced to the vicinity of Mt. Minobu in the Yamanashi prefecture. Sakai's father had been living in Yamanashi until he passed away in a traffic accident in 1989. Police are continuing to search for Sakai in that area.
Details on her location and arrest will be coming up later today.