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Jon Mitchell writes about human rights issues on Okinawa. Numerous TV documentaries have been based upon his work — including “Defoliated Island,” winner of a 2012 award for excellence from Japan’s Association of Commercial Broadcasters.

For Jon Mitchell's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Cannabis: the fabric of Japan

Apr 19, 2014

Cannabis: the fabric of Japan

As counterculture groups around the world celebrate annual April 20 marijuana festivals, we examine the country's historical and cultural links to the much-maligned weed.

Cannabis: the healing of the nation

Apr 19, 2014

Cannabis: the healing of the nation

Every summer in Hokkaido and northern Honshu, platoons of police and public servants scour the countryside for cannabis. For a nation well-known for its strict drug laws, the plants are remarkably easy to find. In an average year, patrols discover between 1 million and ...