The younger brother of former actress-singer Noriko Sakai has been arrested for threatening a store employee.
According to police, Ken Yoshihara, 33, was arrested on the evening of March 21 after allegedly threatening a 65-year-old employee working at a ski equipment store owned by the father of Sakai's ex-husband, TV Asahi reported.
Police say Yoshihara accused the man of being responsible for his sister's arrest in 2009 on drug possession charges. Sakai went missing, after her ex-husband, Yuichi Takaso, was arrested for alleged possession of illegal stimulants. The police search lasted six days, before Sakai eventually turned herself in.
Sources close to the investigation revealed that Yoshihara had visited the shop before. Takaso's father had informed the police that he may return, following which an officer was ordered to wait at the store for his return. Yoshihara returned to the store and demanded that the man take responsibility for the arrest of his sister, at which point he was arrested, TV Asahi reported.
According to police, Yoshihara denies threatening the man.© Japan Today