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If the situation goes unchecked, our university may end up becoming a place where illicit drug deals are conducted by organized groups, as at U.S. universities.


Taro Nishimura, one of the standing executive committee members of Keio University's Hiyoshi campus, on the increasing drug use on campus. (Yomiuri Shimbun)

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Yes, we can't let Japanese universities get as bad as U.S. campuses, can we? I wonder if Nishimura has even visited a U.S. university.

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typical Japanese reaction. When criticized, lash at at other foreign countries with outlandish claims

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God, let the kids get high and enjoy university you old farts.

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Instead of licit drug deals conducted by organized groups like Suntory and Japan Tobacco.

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I guess he really doesn't get around the campus much. If he thinks that just because parents and kids have spent countless hours from kindergarten to grade school, doing juku and all of the other things that go along with getting a good test score to get in there, that once the kids get away from home (in the Japanese sense) that they are not going to experiment?

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Just don't forget "not" to kill Johnathon Livingston.

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There are organized groups selling drugs at US universities? What does he mean by "organized groups?"

It's been a while since I was in college, but I don't remember anything like that :P

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