National / Crime & Legal Mar 4, 2020

Entertainer Masashi Tashiro jailed for drug use and possession

Entertainer Masashi Tashiro was found guilty Wednesday of using and possessing illegal stimulants last November. The Sendai District Court sentenced Tashiro to 30 months in prison, six months of which were suspended for two years with probation for rehabilitation purposes. According to the ruling, Tashiro, 63, ...

National / Crime & Legal Feb 4, 2020

Yomiuri Shimbun reporter arrested for alleged stimulant use

A Yomiuri Shimbun reporter has been arrested by Tokyo police for allegedly using stimulant drugs, police sources said Tuesday. Takeharu Ishibashi, 34, a Yomiuri reporter based in Chitose, Hokkaido, was arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department. Ishibashi is suspected of using stimulants in Tokyo or surrounding ...