Farming of herbs, medicinal crops growing

National Feb 13, 2015

Farming of herbs, medicinal crops growing

by Michio Watanabe

Reflecting rising demand for herbal medicine, domestic cultivation of crops used to make such products is expanding. The Nara Prefectural Government launched a project at the end of 2012 to promote the cultivation and processing of medicinal plants for herbal drugs to help revitalize communities ...

Editorials Oct 23, 2014

The quasi-legal drug dilemma

There is no end in sight to the traffic accidents and other incidents attributed to the use of quasi-legal — or what the police now call "dangerous" — drugs. It's not easy revising the laws regulating their use.

Tokyo car crash injures seven pedestrians

National / Crime & Legal Jun 24, 2014

Tokyo car crash injures seven pedestrians

A man under the influence of quasi-legal herbs slammed his car into pedestrians Tuesday evening in Tokyo's bustling Ikebukuro district, injuring seven people, police said. Three of the victims sustained serious injuries, while a woman was thrown into a state of cardiac arrest. The driver was ...