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Actor Iseya gets suspended sentence for cannabis possession

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I have ended up betraying the trust of people, and caused worries and trouble

Oh no, I wish possession of other more harmful substances was equally punished, e.g. alcohol and tobacco. As for me, you didn't cause me distrust, nor worries nor trouble. I am more worried about real criminals.

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I wish possession of other more harmful substances was equally punished, e.g. alcohol and tobacco.

so you wish for more laws and more criminals. smart thinking

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Would be helpful to know how long he was detained before formally charged.

Judge Chikako Murata gave Iseya the suspended term because the actor realized the impact that the incident had on his work...

I'll have to remember that if I ever am convicted. Just tell the judge I "realize the impact" on my work. Bingo - suspended sentence.

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christ alive, it’s a plant, let people ingest what they want, make money on taxes off it, give it laws like alcohol has.

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Simian Lane : Where do you think Cocaine & Heroin come from ?

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Actor Iseya gets suspended sentence for cannabis possession

Was there ever any doubt?

This is where I bring up the story of my stepson. He was incarcerated for more than 2 weeks, endured multiple interrogations, and endured multiple drug tests of different types all of which turned up nothing, all because someone else mentioned his name.

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All because my stepson is that normal Japanese and not connected in any way.

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in 20 years they'll probably legalise it

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Judge said - "The amount possessed was large..." 

According to the court the amount possessed was - "...a total of 13.17 grams... "

Marijuana is not ICE.

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Comments are predictable as ever - nothing but criticism of the Japanese authorities for not following the West’s “drug enlightenment” attitudes and subsequent policies. Everyone knows the rules regarding drugs in Japan and how strict the Japanese authorities are towards penalizing possession, sale and use of them.

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“in 20 years they'll probably legalise it”

more like 60 years as it must be approved, stamped and faxed first.

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"The amount possessed was large..."

 13.17 grams of dried marijuana ? That's enough for a few days of lockdown smokes only.

Hiz Honour needs to get out more since he clearly has no clue of what constitutes "large amounts". Legalization is coming to a more enlightened Japan despite all the Law's teeth sucking. In the meantime, people's lives will continue to be turned upside down, caught up the creaking cogs and wheels of a repressive legal system that punishes peccadillos while turning a blind eye to the crimes of the "Connected".

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So there was no violence, theft, fraud not really sure what the actual crime this adult committed?

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Interesting that his age isn't mentioned.

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LMGTFY -

He's 44. Easy enough to find.

The woman in the other new crime article today has her age mentioned in the very first sentence.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yusuke_Iseya

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Surprise, surprise. While there really shouldn't be any punishment for having weed, the double standard for actors/politicians committing crimes vs. your average Joe Tanaka never changes.

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Wow so glad I didn't move back to Japan lol

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Actor Iseya gets suspended sentence

Bye.

Maybe if anyone knew who he was, it might be important.

So when is the Gaki No Tsukai special on?

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As for me, you didn't cause me distrust, nor worries nor trouble.

yeah, probably because you are not japanese, you have a real life and better things to do with your time.

for a great slice of japanese society, it's finger pointing, virtue signaling and bashing time, even if they never heard of the guy before. Nothing makes the japanese more relieved and satisfied than a good ol' public bashing.

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Japan followed the US in needlessly criminalising cannabis after WW2. They should follow the US again in de-criminalising it.

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Actors get special treatment.

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Maybe if anyone knew who he was, it might be important.

Since you don't know who he is, that means nobody does? Amazing how this "unknown" gets mentioned so often in the media.

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First-time offenders for this amount of cannabis always get a suspended sentence under Japan's judicial sentencing formulae. It has nothing to do with him being a celebrity. "Average Joes" (or Taro's) will get the same result. But don't do it again during the period of the suspension! (because the suspension will be vacated, the first sentence will be imposed, and then a second unsuspended sentence will be imposed for the new offense.)

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WOW smoking cannabis, if it was alcohol and the same laws applied the entire country would be locked up.

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13.17 grams., or less than one-half ounce. Amazing.

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This is where I bring up the story of my stepson. He was incarcerated for more than 2 weeks, endured multiple interrogations, and endured multiple drug tests of different types all of which turned up nothing, all because someone else mentioned his name.

How do you know it was because he was a foreigner, when they do the same to Japanese people?

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Comments are predictable as ever - nothing but criticism of the Japanese authorities for not following the West’s “drug enlightenment” attitudes and subsequent policies. Everyone knows the rules regarding drugs in Japan and how strict the Japanese authorities are towards penalizing possession, sale and use of them.

Which is why I don't ever own or use them in Japan.

But you seem to be saying the justification of the existence of the law is the existence of the law, and that we shouldn't question or point out the inanity of the law.

Would you like to police our thoughts next? Cause there's a lot that goes in my mind would put me in jail from the thought police.

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Actors get special treatment.

80% of first-time offenders in Japan get a suspended sentence for drug possession. So what special treatment did this guy receive?

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My 2 cents worth:

I don't like cannabis. Have tried it, and it is not for me. That said, I agree with those who are for decriminalizing it, in general. I have known people who worked in law enforcement who took it to relieve symptoms of chemotherapy. I have read that it is not good for children to take it, and that makes sense.

Oh well, different countries, different cultures, and different laws. I may not agree with them, or understand them, but we all have to live with them. If I ever get the chance to travel to Japan, I will definitely not bring any drugs that are proscribed in Japan. BTW, I have known people who went for vacation to Japan who absolutely loved it.

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JeffLeeDec. 23  07:34 am JST

Would be helpful to know how long he was detained before formally charged.

Probably 0 days. He's not a foreigner.

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some one dobbed him in, probably cause he was talking about it.

lesson learned, if you break the law, don't tell anyone about it.

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Probably 0 days. He's not a foreigner.

The first sentence is almost definitely wrong, as it is based on a faulty conclusion from the second sentence. Whether he was foreigner or not, he almost definitely spent at least one day in jail, and likely a few.

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Which is why I don't ever own or use them in Japan.

But you seem to be saying the justification of the existence of the law is the existence of the law, and that we shouldn't question or point out the inanity of the law.

Would you like to police our thoughts next? Cause there's a lot that goes in my mind would put me in jail from the thought police.

So use it wherever you wish outside of Japan, but it is Japan's rules that apply within Japan, not the foreigners rules from their own country. "Gou ni itte wa, gou ni shita gae", "When in Rome, do as the Romans do". Why is that so difficult to comprehend?

Also, who is suggesting policing your thoughts? What an absurd and idiotic statement in relation to the topic.

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Deeply involved with cannabis.

Not a thing wrong with it.

13.17 grams of dried Iseya's marijuana use was for easing stress and pressure,

My God a regular king pin. 13 grams.

Iseya's marijuana use was for easing stress and pressure,

Medically proven to effective for life's stresses.

Marijuana is not a narcotic. Just legalize it. A year in prison for an act of nature. A product of nature.

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This is where I bring up the story of my stepson. He was incarcerated for more than 2 weeks, endured multiple interrogations, and endured multiple drug tests of different types all of which turned up nothing, all because someone else mentioned his name.

How do you know it was because he was a foreigner, when they do the same to Japanese people?

Who said it was a foreigner?   Where do you get this stuff?  Stick to the facts, as Mark Twain said   “Get the facts first, then you can distort them as you please”.

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