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NIHON UNIVERSITY

Nihon University's board of directors have decided in an extraordinary session to bring the club's 83-year history to an end.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 15, 2023
Nihon University officially opts to disband American football club
Nihon University has officially moved to disband its renowned American football team after some members were arrested over the possession or purchase of illegal drugs, a source with knowledge of the matter said Friday.
Mariko Hayashi, chairperson of Nihon University, bows her head in apology at a news conference in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 4, 2023
Nihon University chair vows to continue reforms despite calls to quit
The vice president and president have decided to resign to take responsibility for a drug scandal involving the American football team.
The main office of Nihon University in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 1, 2023
Nihon University football player admits to drug charges
The trial was concluded the same day, with the prosecution seeking an 18-month imprisonment and the defense asking for a suspended sentence.
The Nihon University American football team's field in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward on Wednesday
JAPAN
Nov 29, 2023
Nihon University to disband American football club over drug scandal
The decision brings an end to the 83-year history of one of the nation’s most prominent college football teams.
Nihon University Vice President Yasuhiro Sawada (right) has sued Mariko Hayashi, the university's chairperson, over power harassment claims.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 27, 2023
Nihon University vice president sues chairperson over power harassment
Yasuhiro Sawada has claimed Mariko Hayashi used her superiority to paint him as being solely responsible for the mishandling of a drug scandal.
Police leave the dormitory of Nihon University's American football team in Tokyo after finishing the search in August.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 23, 2023
Nihon University recommends resignations over cannabis scandal
In August, a member of the football club was arrested for alleged possession of cannabis and an illegal stimulant.
The health ministry's drug enforcement officials investigate a retailer in the city of Osaka on Friday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 21, 2023
Japan to ban marijuana-derived substance found in gummy candies
An expert panel at the health ministry decided to officially add the HHCH synthetic compound to a drug list, with the ban taking effect from Dec. 2.
Smuggled cannabis resin, which had been hidden inside ethnic Indian musical instruments, alongside the instruments in which they were hidden, at a police station in Fukuoka Prefecture in 2012.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 14, 2023
Bill to legalize cannabis-derived drugs clears Japan’s Lower House
The bill was sent to the Upper House the same day. If approved there, changes stipulated in the bill will likely go into effect by the end of next year.
The Nihon University football club dormitory in Tokyo
JAPAN / Society
Oct 31, 2023
Nihon University staff downplayed drug use problem, report says
The report shows how the university’s system of governance led to the delay in taking action against the American football team’s culture of drug use.
Yasuhiro Sawada, vice president of Nihon University, speaks during an interview in Tokyo on Tuesday.
JAPAN
Oct 26, 2023
University official 'sad' about calls to quit over drug scandal
Two members of the football club have been arrested in the scandal so far — one in August and the other in October.
The Nihon University football club dormitory in Tokyo
JAPAN
Oct 22, 2023
Drug scandal at Nihon University American football club seen spreading
The university suspended the football club's activities indefinitely in August following the arrest of one person the same month over cannabis.
The Nihon University football club dormitory on Monday in Tokyo
JAPAN
Oct 19, 2023
Nihon University vice president urged to quit over drug scandal
Members of Nihon University's executive team have urged the vice president of the school to quit over the handling of a drug scandal at its football club.
Leaves of marijuana plants from which hemp fibers are extracted at Japan's largest legal marijuana farm in Kanuma, Tochigi Prefecture, on July 5, 2016
PODCAST / deep dive
Sep 21, 2023
Does a university cannabis scandal point to a larger trend?
A drugs scandal at Japan’s biggest university draws attention to a troubling statistic: Cannabis use among young people is on the rise.
Tokyo Metropolitan Police investigators raid the dormitory of the Nihon University football team in Tokyo's Nakano Ward on Aug. 22.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 2, 2023
Nihon University suspends football team over cannabis allegations
Tokyo police searched the team's dormitory on Aug. 22, after more players were suspected of possessing cannabis, investigative sources said.
Nihon University's American football team restarts training on Aug. 11 in Tokyo after it was suspended.
JAPAN / FOCUS
Aug 23, 2023
Nihon University scandal puts focus on 'collective responsibility'
Critics of the approach of punishing an entire team for wrongdoing by some say it can unfairly affect athletes that weren't involved.
Investigators from Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department search the dormitory of the Nihon University American football team in Tokyo's Nakano Ward on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 23, 2023
Police search Nihon University dorm amid cannabis probe
Police arrested 21-year-old Noriyasu Kitabatake earlier in August on suspicion of possessing cannabis and an illegal stimulant.
Mariko Hayashi, chairwoman of the board of trustees at Nihon University, bows to the media after giving a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 8, 2023
Nihon University chairwoman apologizes for student drug scandal
Mariko Hayashi denied reports that she was kept in the dark about facts surrounding the case, which involves the university's American football team.
Even as some countries have moved to legalize or decriminalize marijuana, Japan has maintained a zero tolerance policy on the drug, prohibiting its possession or sale.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / EXPLAINER
Aug 7, 2023
Navigating Japan's maze of cannabis-related laws
Japan has maintained a zero tolerance policy on cannabis, but the legality of other products on the market, including ones sold as CBD, is murkier.
Police leave the dormitory of Nihon University's American football team in Tokyo after finishing the search on Thursday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 6, 2023
Police say cannabis use is rising among youth
Citing lower prices and easier access, nearly a third of offenders under 30 that were surveyed said they purchased through the internet.
Noriyasu Kitabatake, a 21-year-old member of Nihon University's American football team, is arrested Saturday for alleged possession of cannabis and an illegal stimulant, at his dormitory on Saturday morning.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 5, 2023
Nihon University student arrested for alleged drug possession
A 21-year-old member of Nihon University's American football team was arrested Saturday for alleged possession of cannabis and an illegal stimulant.

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