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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 13, 2023
South Koreans battling addiction find little support
Counselors have been trying to build more rehabilitation centers, but requests for government funding are said to fail amid poor awareness about the need for more facilities.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 23, 2023
Latin American cocaine cartels bring violence to Europe
Some of continent"s big ports like Antwerp and Rotterdam have been so riven by drug violence that democracy itself has been threatened.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Jan 16, 2023
The drug mules carrying Europe's cocaine in their guts
More than a sixth of the cocaine consumed in France is smuggled inside the bodies of drug mules from its poverty-stricken South American region of Guiana.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 21, 2022
Kyoto police issue warning over drug slang on social media
From "broccoli" to "ice cream," drug dealers are using slang and related emoji to evade police attention and draw in young people, officers say.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Feb 14, 2022
Failed coup puts spotlight back on Guinea-Bissau's role in cocaine trade
The country's location and lax law enforcement make it attractive to cartels, who have looked to avoid scrutiny typically reserved for cargoes originating in South America.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 22, 2021
Psychedelic drugs will follow pot’s path to legalization
What distinguishes the movement to legalize psychedelics is that it is substantially more elite than the movement surrounding pot, a drug that crosses economic and cultural lines.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Apr 10, 2020
Caffeinated conservation: Colombian farmers switch coca for coffee to protect wildlife
In a clearing around his modest smallholding, farmer Arcadio Barajas stands before a sea of coffee plants, cloaked in the shadow cast by a wall of verdant forest that covers the San Lucas mountains of northern Colombia.
Rugby
Mar 5, 2020
Hino Red Dolphins' Joel Everson arrested on suspicion of drug use
A player for Japan Top League club Hino Red Dolphins has been arrested on suspicion of illegal use of drugs involving cocaine, the Japan Rugby Football Union said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 8, 2019
Record 400 kg of cocaine worth ¥8 billion seized at Kobe port last month, sources say
A record 400 kilograms of cocaine was seized by customs authorities in October at Kobe port, investigative sources said Thursday.
Rugby
Sep 26, 2019
Ex-Toyota Verblitz player Ryota Kabashima receives suspended sentence for cocaine possession
Former Toyota Verblitz flyhalf Ryota Kabashima was given a suspended prison term Thursday for possessing cocaine.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 5, 2019
Former Toyota Verblitz player Ryota Kabashima pleads guilty to cocaine possession
Former Toyota Verblitz flyhalf Ryota Kabashima pleaded guilty on Thursday to possessing cocaine in his first court appearance in the case.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jul 12, 2019
Ex-Toyota Verblitz player Ryota Kabashima admits to cocaine possession
Former Toyota Verblitz flyhalf Ryota Kabashima was released on bail of ¥2 million ($18,460) on Friday, after admitting to a charge of possessing cocaine.
Rugby
Jul 3, 2019
JRFU asks teams to interview players following recent drug arrests
The Japan Rugby Football Union on Wednesday requested all teams in the country's Top League interview their players following the arrests last month of two Toyota Verblitz members on suspicion of possessing cocaine.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 28, 2019
Steven Yates becomes second Toyota Verblitz player arrested on drug charge within a week
Another Toyota Verblitz player was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possessing cocaine, police said.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 20, 2019
Verblitz flyhalf Ryota Kabashima arrested on cocaine charge
Toyota Verblitz flyhalf Ryota Kabashima was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possessing cocaine, police said, and the team has pulled out of the upcoming Top League Cup as a consequence.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 18, 2019
Denki Groove's Pierre Taki given suspended sentence for cocaine use
The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday sentenced Pierre Taki, an actor and member of Japanese techno-pop duo Denki Groove, to 18 months in prison, suspended for three years, for using cocaine.
JAPAN
May 28, 2019
Over 200 bags of cocaine found in stomach of Japanese who died on plane
More than 200 bags of cocaine were found in the stomach and intestines of a Japanese man who died last week on a flight from Mexico to Japan, Mexican officials said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 5, 2019
Pierre Taki of Japan techno-pop duo Denki Groove out on ¥4 million bail following cocaine charge
Pierre Taki, an actor and member of Japanese techno-pop duo Denki Groove, was released Thursday on bail of ¥4 million ($35,900) after he was indicted earlier this week on a charge of using cocaine.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Mar 23, 2019
Denki Groove campaign reveals what Japan truly thinks of celebrities embroiled in drug scandals
It doesn’t take much for a celebrity drug scandal to be picked up by domestic news outlets in Japan, so when TV personality Pierre Taki was arrested on suspicion of cocaine use on March 12, it’s perhaps not surprising that TV and print media jumped on the story. Segments featured on morning shows in the wake of the news included an analyst using a bank note to demonstrate how to consume the drug and an awkward attempt at explaining what “acid house” was.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2019
Denki Groove's Pierre Taki arrested in drug bust and reportedly admits to using cocaine
Pierre Taki, a member of techno-pop duo Denki Groove and the voice of snowman Olaf in the Japanese-language version of the hit Disney movie "Frozen," was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of using cocaine, investigators said.

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