Japan is reeling in shock over the arrest of popular actress Noriko Sakai on drugs charges. Noriko has long held a wholesome image as a respectable wife and mother, and to the general public her arrest – after a frenzied week-long manhunt – carries the same shock value as say, Angeline Jolie being suddenly hauled in for pet abuse. The arrest comes hot on the heels of the news that another Japanese entertainer, a young singer named Manabu Oshio, has been implicated in the death of a woman by overdose. Drug use is really not tolerated in Japan, and the penalties are extremely harsh. I think it’s safe to say that the careers of both of these entertainers have been utterly ruined.