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PIERRE TAKI

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 18, 2019
Denki Groove's Pierre Taki given suspended sentence for cocaine use
The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday sentenced Pierre Taki, an actor and member of Japanese techno-pop duo Denki Groove, to 18 months in prison, suspended for three years, for using cocaine.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Apr 10, 2019
'A Gambler's Odyssey 2020': A lot of controversy about nothing
Given the timid, committee-driven nature of modern Japanese film production, it's rare for anything to make it into the cinemas with even the slightest whiff of controversy still clinging to it. "A Gambler's Odyssey 2020" is a pungent exception.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 5, 2019
Pierre Taki of Japan techno-pop duo Denki Groove out on ¥4 million bail following cocaine charge
Pierre Taki, an actor and member of Japanese techno-pop duo Denki Groove, was released Thursday on bail of ¥4 million ($35,900) after he was indicted earlier this week on a charge of using cocaine.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Mar 23, 2019
Denki Groove campaign reveals what Japan truly thinks of celebrities embroiled in drug scandals
It doesn’t take much for a celebrity drug scandal to be picked up by domestic news outlets in Japan, so when TV personality Pierre Taki was arrested on suspicion of cocaine use on March 12, it’s perhaps not surprising that TV and print media jumped on the story. Segments featured on morning shows in the wake of the news included an analyst using a bank note to demonstrate how to consume the drug and an awkward attempt at explaining what “acid house” was.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2019
Denki Groove's Pierre Taki arrested in drug bust and reportedly admits to using cocaine
Pierre Taki, a member of techno-pop duo Denki Groove and the voice of snowman Olaf in the Japanese-language version of the hit Disney movie "Frozen," was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of using cocaine, investigators said.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jun 22, 2016
'Twisted Justice': Gangster black comedy is a shade off
In 2003, a Hokkaido cop named Yoshiaki Inaba was sentenced to nine years in jail, on charges including drug use and possession with intent to supply. During his trial, the former police inspector revealed that his impressive career record had involved an unhealthy degree of collusion with contacts in the criminal underworld. Prior to his arrest, he'd been selling stimulants in order to purchase illegal firearms that he then turned in to the police department — and, he claimed, doing so with official approval.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jan 3, 2016
New Denki Groove documentary uncovers two decades of strange techno
Way back in the 1990s, when the "Cool Japan" campaign was but a faint, distant blip on the nation's radar, a synth-pop group called Denki Groove was doing its best to represent Japanese "cool."

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