VIDEO: Search Continues in Saipan, But No Sign of Missing Japanese Sisters


Saipan – Two Japanese sisters remain missing on Saipan even after search and rescue teams continued their efforts to locate them during the entire weekend.

Department of Public Safety Commissioner James C. Deleon Guerrero told Saipan Tribune that there’s no new development yet regarding the whereabouts of Chinatsu Yamada, 26, and Natsuki Yamada, 33.


The sisters were reported missing since Monday, June 30, when their rental car was recovered at Wing Beach. The two stayed at the nearby Mariana Resort and Spa. They were supposed to fly back to Japan that same Monday.

Deleon Guerrero said that only an aerial search was conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy on Friday but there was no water search because of an incoming storm.

The commissioner said the search resumed on Saturday and yesterday, Sunday.