Illegal Drugs in Japan on the Record with Dr. Miriam Kingsberg Kadia (Colorado)

In this episode, Dr. Kadia (Colorado) locates the historical origins of Japan's strict anti-drug laws in Meiji-era nation-building, discussing the role narcotics played in Japan's image of itself as a modern nation, Japanese imperialism in China, and the postwar criminal underworld.

For background stories on recent high-profile drug arrests, see:
- Sawajiri Erika arrest story: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/11/19/national/crime-legal/actress-erika-sawajiri-allegedly-admits-taking-illegal-drugs-10-years/
- Kan a.k.a. GAMI arrest story: https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20200507/p2a/00m/0na/004000c
2019