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Tokyo Metropolitan Government sharing more data on quasi-legal drugs

Jan 12, 2015

Tokyo Metropolitan Government sharing more data on quasi-legal drugs

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has improved its mechanism for sharing information on “kiken” (dangerous) drugs to further its crackdown on the quasi-legal substances, which have been banned in the capital. The metropolitan government simultaneously sends data on ingredients found in such drugs to other ...

Jan 11, 2015

Sake-based cocktails lead to new converts

Yukimi Isomura smiled after sipping a cocktail based on a traditional drink she had never liked. The resident of Handa, Aichi Prefecture, had avoided sake because she considered it dry. But the tasting event organized last month by Nakano Sake Brewery Co. has changed ...

Jan 11, 2015

Police deem over 2 million emergency calls 'unsuitable'

An urgent request for police assistance because there was no toilet paper in a public bathroom and a complaint that a vending machine had failed to return the correct change were but two examples of over 200 million emergency calls deemed “unsuitable” for response ...