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:
- Kan a.k.a. GAMI arrest story: