Police on Tuesday searched the home of actress Akiko Yada, 30, the wife of Manabu Oshio, who was arrested for suspected use of the drug Ecstasy. The search was completed in under an hour, but mass media tailed the police to Yada's home in Takatsu Ward in Kawasaki, causing the actress to flee out the back entrance of the building. Police have indicated they would like to question Yada in regard to the case.
After Oshio's arrest on Tuesday, more than 50 journalists, along with the couple's neighbors and local residents, gathered outside the apartment building. However, Yada and her 1-year-old son were nowhere to be seen.
Yada's management later issued a statement by fax that revealed the couple had been living separately for the past six months. "Both ourselves and Yada are shocked and saddened by this sudden bolt out of the blue. Ms Yada is taking this extremely hard, and feels responsibility as Mr Oshio's wife, even though the couple have been separated."
Yada has yet declined to make a statement personally.© Japan Today