Examining the cold hard facts of dependency

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Feb 8, 2020

Examining the cold hard facts of dependency

by Michael Hoffman

Everybody's hooked on something. What's life without its little pleasures? Mere struggle for survival. Smokers crave nicotine, coffee-drinkers caffeine, gamers games. The pursuit of happiness takes many forms. Society approves of most, frowns on others. Some it bans outright. One Golden Week morning in 2016, ...

National / Crime & Legal Jan 20, 2015

'YouTube shoplifter' planned to elude cops until March

A teenager in police custody over the posting of online videos showing him tampering with food on store shelves apparently had plans to remain on the loose until March, investigative sources said. The 19-year-old boy from Mitaka, western Tokyo, had a memo showing the breakdown ...