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Ex-husband of singer Noriko Sakai arrested again for drug possession

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The former husband of pop singer Noriko Sakai has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession.

It is the third time that Yuichi Takaso, 48, has been arrested on drug possession charges, Fuji TV reported. Takaso was arrested in 2009 for possession of stimulants, for which he received a suspended term, and again in 2012, after narcotics were mailed in his name to his parents' home in Tokyo. He was not indicted in that case.

Sakai, popularly known as Nori-P, was also arrested in August 9 on drug possession charges and received a three-year suspended sentence.

In the latest incident, Takaso was arrested at his apartment in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on Friday. Police said they found 0.59 grams of a so-called "dangerous drug," while investigating another case involving the distribution of illegal drugs, Fuji TV reported.

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I think he has a drug problem.

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Sounds like the drug is so addictive that he can't simply kick drugs. It's literally dangerous!

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Sakai, popularly known as Nori-P, was also arrested in August 9 on drug possession charges and received a three-year suspended sentence.

JT - you may want to include a year in this sentence. It's slightly misleading as-is.

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Perhaps they should actually punish talento's rather than giving them suspended sentences?

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Why does he not just move to Holland? Japanese can work and live there freely without a visa and every drug known to mankind is available in coffee shops and elsewhere. Twat.

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Why does he not just move to Holland?

If the guy likes shabu methamphetamines, which it sounds like he does, Japan has some of the purest in the world thanks to North Korean imports. Holland has Japan beat with most drugs but definitely not ice.

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So, is he going to jail this time or will he get his suspended sentence extended? Does a suspended sentence have a different meaning in Japan? If you repeat offend during the suspend sentence term, aren't you immediately thrown in the slammer for the term of your sentence? How did he talk his way out of the second one? Just because it was mailed to his parents house and not in his possession? I thought Japan had very strict drug laws with severe penalties. One of my friends got caught with less than a gram of pot and he was given six months in the can, fired and could not renew his visa. It seems that double standards go with these severe penalties.

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Arrest arrest arrest, let go, let go, let go

What would happen if this were a non-celeb? Or a foreigner

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So-called “dangerous drug”

Lol, cracks me up every time

@Sherman Why does he not just move to Holland? Japanese can work and live there freely without a visa and every drug known to mankind is available in coffee shops and elsewhere. Twat.

Because, Gaikoku is abunai.

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^ And he may even find that once he leaves Japan, and goes to the Netherlands, he may not even feel the need to take drugs.

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Japan today has an agenda against noripi? he is her ex husband.. long time ex and she no longer has anything to do with it. Why include her? Why be vague about arrest date?

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Japan today has an agenda against noripi? he is her ex husband.. long time ex and she no longer has anything to do with it. Why include her?

Because she is famous and he isn't.

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Japan today has an agenda against noripi?

On the contrary, she's getting free buzz. Another reminder of her fate of fallen angel becoming a saint... Yawn.

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Is there a pattern here.

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From DisIllusioned: > One of my friends got caught with less than a gram of pot and he was given six months in the can, fired and could not renew his visa <

No; if you are FAMOUS, you can get away with a LOT of stuff, but the normal Joe doesn't get treatment as these celebrities, they get OFF, every time. This is not a joke, my ex even AGREES with the idea. (Japanese)

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Police said they found 0.59 grams of a so-called “dangerous drug,”

In case anyone wants to put this into perspective, a 100 yen coin weighs 4.8 grams.

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Will Nori P become a nurse again for a few days as an apology?

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Why not just legalize mj and let people get a safe buzz?

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I hate drugs

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Has anyone seen her?

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Philippine solution is death sentence.

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