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Japanese musician, actor Pierre Taki indicted over cocaine use

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too bad there goes his career - a south korean banknote? hmmm

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Amazing how swiftly the Japanese injustice system can act when it actually has proof.

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How do they know to go to an apartment that's not his, to arrest him for some itsy,bitsy amount of coke? So, he was there partying alone, you saying? The police LOVE going after low hanging fruit when they should be targeting the dealers.But the way everything in this society is intertwined with the higher-ups and the crookery that goes on,that can't happen.

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So was he investigated and arrested solely because someone else at the apartment said he did it?

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I'm guessing the apartment he was at when he was arrested, was a drug dealers. It's also silly that he is being blacklisted, not that I have much opinion over what he does. Do the Japanese not know that most of the foreign musicians they worship are/were drug users?

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Olaf likes the snow.

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He'll get a suspended sentence for two reasons: (1) he's Japanese, and (2) he's famous.

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No harm, no foul. In other countries.

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Drug of the elite. Nevertheless, it's his choice.

Everything in moderation.

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Don’t agree with drugs, but it is his choice. He hasn’t hurt anybody, and his career is amazing so it is not like he is an addict. Why destroy the life of such a successful and talented artist? I actually quite like Denki Groove.

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Thankfully, unlike my country, Japan is relatively drug free. The Japanese should continue their hard line policies regarding drugs in order to save their precious people from suffering the same fate as Western nations that have gone soft on drugs and consequently have had millions of lives absolutely ruined or lost to them.

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30 years of drug use and not a problem.....

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Thankfully, unlike my country, Japan is relatively drug free. The Japanese should continue their hard line policies regarding drugs in order to save their precious people from suffering the same fate as Western nations that have gone soft on drugs and consequently have had millions of lives absolutely ruined or lost to them.

Uhhh, ever think those lives were ruined due to inane laws?

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cracaphatToday  08:29 am JST

“How do they know to go to an apartment that's not his, to arrest him for some itsy,bitsy amount of coke?”

That isn’t where he was arrested. He was taken into custody at the home he shares with his wife and daughter.

KniknaknokkaerToday  09:19 am JST

“So was he investigated and arrested solely because someone else at the apartment said he did it?”

No, your imaginary scenario was not how it happened.

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DeadforgoodToday  10:23 am JST

“I'm guessing the apartment he was at when he was arrested, was a drug dealers. I”

It’s not the home where he lived with his family but several vernacular reports I’ve seen say it was a separate apartment that he had for work purposes. Something quite common for actors, musicians, writers, etc.

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I tryed sniffing coke once....

The bubbles tickled my nose.......

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@Chip Star

Those lives were lost to drug use, not inane laws.

Unfortunately in most societies there will always be certain people who just can't keep themselves from abusing drugs if available. Wise governments like the Japanese recognize this and put strict safeguards in place to cut off the supply, thus saving many lives.

My (Western) country is being ruined by drugs which are absolutely everywhere now. So are the vast majority of other drug permissive countries.

Japan doesn't have this problem and so should continue what their successful policies for their people's sake. This is the merciful thing to do.

Uhhh, ever think those lives were ruined due to inane laws?

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I am not a fan of coke. But I like the smell of it.

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