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Japanese Pop Icon Faces Lengthy Jail Sentence Over Drug Use

By McCarton Ackerman

Aska has been embroiled in a drug and sex scandal that has captured the nation. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Aug. 28, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Josh Gordon loses suspension appeal after failed drug test, B-Real does ice bucket challenge with weed, and bus driver caught smoking drugs before crash. MORE  

Alcohol, Internet Gambling Addictions Skyrocket in Japan

By Paul Gaita

A recent survey showed a sharp rise in addictions that are further exacerbated by social stigma. MORE  

Japan Tightens Restrictions on “Loophole Drugs”

By Paul Gaita

Despite having some of the strictest drug laws in the world, Japan has seen a rise in the use of synthetic drugs. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 2, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

John Daly admits losing $90 million to casinos, Roy Hargrove sentenced for cocaine possession, and U.K. recognizes drugs as part of its economy. MORE  

International Geographic

By Chad Lance

Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. Try moving from New York to rural Japan. For three years. With your wife and son. Then live to tell the tale. MORE  

New Drug for Alcohol Dependence Approved for Sale in Japan

By Allison McCabe

Doctors hope that Regtect will help combat Japan's largely untreated alcoholism problem. MORE  

Japan Plans Internet Fasting Camps for Web-Addicted Youths

By Bryan Le

Teens can talk and play sports at the camps—but smartphones are strictly prohibited. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 26, 2013

By Victoria Kim

FDA starts regulating cigarettes, medical marijuana industry now dominated by the rich, and John Stamos advises Jodie Sweetin to stay sober during her separation. MORE  

Booze and Buddhism Meet in a Tokyo Bar

By McCarton Ackerman

A monastery and a drinking establishment become one at Japan's "Vowz Bar." MORE  

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