TOKYO, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Japanese police have
obtained a warrant for the arrest of missing actress Noriko Sakai on suspicion
of violation of the stimulant drugs control act, local media reported Friday.
Filed photo taken on April 5, 2007 shows
Japanese actress Noriko Sakai in Tokyo, Japan. Actress Noriko Sakai has
been missing, her management office said Tuesday.(Xinhua/Ren Zhenglai)
The arrest warrant came following the detention of
her husband Yuichi Takaso over drug possession earlier this week.
Sakai, 38, who made her debut in 1986 in a TV drama,
was popular in Asia in the 1990s.
Her husband Takaso, 41, was arrested Monday after the
police found a plastic bag containing stimulant drugs in his underwear in
Tokyo's Shibuya district.
Sakai, who was then summoned by the police for
further investigation, refused to come to a police station and went missing with
her 10-year-old son.
Her son was found safe Thursday in Tokyo at an
acquaintance's home, but radio signals from her cellphone in Yamanashi
Prefecture disappeared Tuesday evening.