Tag - drugs



Jan 17, 2013
Drug sales over the Internet
The Supreme Court's Second Petit Bench ruled 4-0 on Jan. 11 that the health and welfare ministry's ban on the sale of nonprescription drugs over the Internet is null and void. Two firms had filed the lawsuit. While maximum priority should be given to drug safety, a balance must be struck between safety and convenience for consumers. The government should work out a rational rule for the sale of nonprescription drugs over the Internet since demand for such sales will inevitably increase.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art / Japan Pulse
May 15, 2012
Rediscovering Japan's 'lost generation' and Tokyo Beatles
LIFE.com unearths photos of pill-popping hipsters, doing the hippie hippie shake, back in the day.
Sep 5, 2011
Japan in a European club?
Hitherto unknown and self-styled "loach" Yoshihiko Noda must learn to swim in an ocean of problems as Japan's new prime minister of the year. He has more than a plateful of domestic issues, but he should also realize, as his predecessors forgot, that Japan needs to re-engage the world if it is to find a way out of its depressing economic and political predicaments.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Dec 28, 2009
Trends in Japan 2009: celebrity drug busts
Following a brief period of reefer madness in 2008, celebrity drug busts in 2009 threw a searchlight on the availability of harder stuff in Japan.
Japan Times
Dec 11, 2007
Hemp OK as rope, not as dope
A Justice Ministry report released last month says the number of Cannabis Control Law violations set a record in 2006, while the amount of marijuana seized dropped to half from the previous year.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on