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Ex-husband of singer Noriko Sakai arrested for 4th time over drug possession

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The former husband of actress and pop singer Noriko Sakai has been arrested again on suspicion of stimulant drug possession. It is the fourth time that Yuichi Takaso, 52, has been arrested on drug possession charges.

Police said Friday that Takaso, a part-time worker, was arrested on Oct 22 after traces of the drug, or kakuseizai in Japanese, were detected in his system after a urine analysis, Sankei Shimbun reported. A police officer had stopped him for questioning after he was walking in an erratic manner in Toshiba Ward.

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. He was arrested for the third time in 2016 and received a one-year jail sentence in 2017.

Sakai, 49, popularly known as Nori-P, was also arrested in August 2009 on drug possession charges and received a three-year suspended sentence.

Takaso and Sakai married in 1998 but got divorced in 2010.

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Some people never learn...or never kick their habit...or both.

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Under what circumstances did he agree to do a urine test? Why did he comply? Why would his lawyer allow this to happen? So many questions.

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He and Sakai divorced ten years ago. Why is her name dragged through the mud for this loser?

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An orine test is evidence of possession?

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Jefflee even if you do not consent to a urine test they will strap you to a gurney and insert a catheter to take a sample.

Bokuda testing positive for a substance is evidence you have consumed the substance there fore possesed it at some stage.

Not saying I agree with these two remarks just telling you the way they operate here.

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Not saying I agree with these two remarks just telling you the way they operate here.

Very unfair, can't see any presumption of innocence or humanity in that.

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He's an addict. He needs medical treatment, not prison. Maybe they can find him a healthier "drug". We all need something to get through life. Too bad Takaso-san hasn't been able to find it. Getting himself arrested for the fourth time could be seen as a cri de coeur for help.

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If it's someone's ex-husband (ten years divorced), dragging her name into it makes this 'news' read like the trashiest of tabloid trash.

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Bokuda

An orine test is evidence of possession?

Well if it's found in your urine you have to take it first and in order to take it you need to possess it, unless somebody administers it to you, that is theoretically possible but considering his past conduct highly unlikely.

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unless somebody administers it to you, that is theoretically possible

Is called presumption of innocence. And is a primary human right that Japan denied to this men.

FYI, I also think that this guy is a reincident drug addict. But I'll defend his human rights no matter what.

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Forced rehab.

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So? Why on earth would people care about this?!

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Yep. Why care. Why bother. A bit long in the tooth to be indulging.

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Why care

The real deal here is not the detention of a drug addict doing drugs.

The real problem is the systematic abuse of the human rights, malpractice of law and police abuse.

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dude likes his rock

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So he likes to ram a bit of beak up his hooter... Who cares? Many thousands do it in Tokyo every day... Roppongi is like a blizzard sometimes... Doesn't mean he's an addict.

I could hardly walk either last night after half a bottle of gin, a couple of liters of red wine and a disastrous rugby match... Doesn't mean I'm an addict.

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@ Do The Hustle

Exactly my thoughts when I read the title of article.

Click-bait I gues.

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So he likes to ram a bit of beak up his hooter... 

Is that a term only junkies know about?

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Addictions are hard to break. The Japanese prison system will provide him at least two years this time to dry out and break free.

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So now will she be forced to apologize and end her career? The media making a big deal of this seems to indicate that the usual Japanese stupidity regarding famous people will now destroy her.

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I could hardly walk either last night after half a bottle of gin, a couple of liters of red wine and a disastrous rugby match... Doesn't mean I'm an addict.

To those of us who don't drink, half a bottle of gin and a couple of litres of wine most definitely comes across as an alcohol problem. That's more than I've drank in the last five years combined.

People don't realize alcohol is a drug though.

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So now will she be forced to apologize and end her career?

No, she already did that 10 years ago, last time he (and she) got caught. Divorcing him was her way of separating her public identity from his.

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