Tag - drugs



BUSINESS / Companies
May 13, 2015
Takeda threatens to end Orexigen partnership over data release
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. has threatened to end its collaboration with Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. after a safety study of the obesity drug Contrave was halted by researchers who criticized Orexigen for an early release of trial data.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 19, 2015
Mexico confirms capture of Gulf Cartel leader
Mexican authorities on Saturday confirmed the capture of a leader of the Gulf Cartel, describing him as responsible for much of the violence in the U.S. border city of Reynosa in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 16, 2015
Canadian diplomat's teenage son charged with first-degree murder in Florida
A Florida grand jury charged the 15-year-old son of a Canadian diplomat with murder on Wednesday in connection with a drug-related shooting that killed his brother and a suspected drug dealer, according to state prosecutors in Miami.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Apr 14, 2015
Indonesian lawmakers propose bill to ban alcohol consumption
Two Islamic parties have proposed laws to ban all alcohol consumption and bring jail terms of up to two years for offenders in Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population, the Jakarta Post reported Tuesday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Apr 12, 2015
Grammy-winning rapper Nelly arrested on felony drug charges in Tennessee
Grammy-award winning rapper Nelly was arrested on felony drug charges Saturday after a Tennessee state trooper stopped the vehicle he was traveling in and found illegal drugs, authorities said.
Japan Times
Apr 8, 2015
The murder ballads of Mexico's brutal drug war
A group of Mexican folk musicians take the stage, guitars in hand and tuba at the back. Based on the gaudy outfits they're dressed in — a mix of mariachi style with Vegas-era Elvis — you might think you know how they're going to sound. Then you notice one of the musicians is holding a bazooka, and...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Apr 3, 2015
Japan bubble alert found in drug stock rally that won't quit
This year's Japanese stock rally has a surprise leader: pharmaceutical companies, which tend to lag behind the market when it gains.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 31, 2015
Fujifilm to acquire U.S. biotech company
Fujifilm Co. said Monday it will buy a U.S.-based developer of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to strengthen its position in the field of regenerative medicine field, especially new drug development.
Mar 29, 2015
7% of children view quasi-legal drugs as matter of choice: survey
About 7 percent of 461 children between 10 to 12 surveyed in Tokyo and its vicinity view the use of quasi-legal drugs as a matter of individual choice, an antidrug lobby said Sunday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 27, 2015
U.S. drug agents had sex parties funded by drug cartels: watchdog
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents had alleged "sex parties" with prostitutes over several years, said a report published on Thursday and stemming from a review of allegations of misconduct by several DEA agents in Colombia.
WORLD / Society
Mar 8, 2015
Small Washington town becomes first to open government-run pot shop
A small town in southern Washington on Saturday opened the state's first recreational marijuana store that is both owned and operated by the local government, officials said.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 5, 2015
Cases of quasi-legal drugs hit a new high
Police last year recorded 706 cases involving quasi-legal drugs, a more than five-fold increase since 2013.
Feb 20, 2015
Free trade makes cancer drugs more affordable
The U.S. should drop its demand in the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks that its trading partners respect a rule giving the American pharmaceutical industry 12 years of exclusive rights to its patents. Even Europe allows shorter time spans.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 20, 2015
Negligent drug use killed our son: parents
The parents of a 2-year-old boy who died a year ago after being sedated with the drug propofol are accusing the hospital staff of malpractice.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 16, 2015
'Kiken' drugs can be obtained, more than half of Tokyo-area students say in poll
More than half of junior high and high school students in the Tokyo metropolitan area think they can obtain quasi-legal "kiken" (dangerous) drugs, according to a survey of 3,858 students by a Tokyo-based nonprofit group.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Feb 15, 2015
Native Americans move into pot business
What is now a damp plot of bright green grass next to a Native American greenhouse in Northern California could soon set the burgeoning marijuana industry on fire.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 12, 2015
Australia seeks last-ditch deal to save pair from execution in Indonesia
Australia is pursuing a last-ditch deal with Indonesia to save two of its citizens from imminent execution on drugs charges, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Thursday, in a case that threatens to strain already fragile relations.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 12, 2015
Afghan Taliban smuggling drugs and gems like mafia: U.N. report
Afghanistan's Taliban Islamist movement is increasingly financed by criminal enterprises including heroin laboratories, illegal ruby and emerald mines and kidnapping, making negotiated peace harder, according to a report for the U.N. Security Council.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 9, 2015
Growth concerns loom for Daiichi Sankyo on drug warning
Daiichi Sankyo Co. risks losing a slice of revenue to generic-medicine competition next year. Now, the drugmaker's plans to fill the gap have hit a roadblock and investors worry that growth may flounder.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 6, 2015
Police used wiretaps in 10 investigations in 2014
Police last year intercepted telecommunications during investigations of 10 cases, leading to 72 arrests, the Justice Ministry said Friday.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan