Noriko Sakai, 38, the singer and actress who goes on trial on Oct 26 for possession of drugs and stimulant use, is the subject of a book written by well-known entertainment journalist Yuji Watanabe.
The book, "Sakai Noriko: Kodoku na Usagi" (Noriko Sakai: Lonely Rabbit; Futaba Publishers, 1,260 yen), features interviews with the actress over the past 24 years and other materials. It also includes accounts about her relationship with playwright Shinji Nojima, and opinions from celebrities who supported her during her flight from police in August.
The book includes private photos taken of Sakai by Watanabe. He said, "There have been offers from China and Taiwan to have the book translated into Chinese. It really made me realize how many fans she has all over Asia."© Japan Today