/ Nov 7, 2014

Silk Road sequel leads to California arrest

A man has been arrested for starting a spinoff version of the shuttered Silk Road website, enabling more than 100,000 people to buy and sell illegal drugs in the last year, authorities announced Thursday. Blake Benthall, 26, faces a conspiracy to commit narcotics trafficking count ...

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.

Aug 21, 2008

ODA and bribery

The special investigation squad of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office has arrested a former president of Pacific Consultants International, a Tokyo-based consultancy for overseas construction projects, and three others on suspicion of bribery in connection with a project in Vietnam financed by the ...