/ Nov 28, 2016

Aska arrested for alleged stimulant use during parole

Pop singer-songwriter Aska was arrested Monday for allegedly using illegal stimulants, which would violate the parole terms of his suspended 2014 prison sentence. The 58-year-old Aska, whose real name is Shigeaki Miyazaki, had posted a number of comments on his blog on Monday afternoon before ...

Nov 10, 2015

12-year-old Kyoto boy admits smoking marijuana

A 12-year-old boy in the city of Kyoto has admitted to smoking marijuana, it was learned Tuesday. Investigators in the Kyoto Prefectural Police said it is extremely rare for an elementary school student to be questioned in connection with a possible violation of the Cannabis ...

U.S., Liberia kick off trial of Ebola drug ZMapp

/ Mar 2, 2015

U.S., Liberia kick off trial of Ebola drug ZMapp

U.S. and Liberian researchers have started a clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc.'s Ebola drug ZMapp, an experimental treatment that has already been tried in a handful of Ebola patients, including two U.S. missionaries. The trial, a joint effort ...

May 23, 2014

Aska admits to using illegal stimulants

Singer-songwriter Aska, half of the well-known musical duo Chage and Aska, has admitted using illegal stimulants, investigative sources said Friday, almost a week after he was arrested on suspicion of possessing the drugs. Aska, 56, could receive a fresh arrest warrant over the drugs as ...