2. History: Drug Addiction1919: Methamphetamine, a stimulant, isdeveloped by a pharmacologist in Japan.The drug alleviates fatigue and producesfeelings of alertness and well-being.Drug abuse in Japan began after World War II
3. History1945-1950s: Post-war Japan experiences thefirst meth epidemic. It spreads to Guam, theU.S. Marshall Islands and to the U.S. WestCoast.
4. Marijuana, amphetamines, and ecstasy havebecome increasingly popular and are easy toobtain.In 2010, the government of Japan estimatedthat there were at least 2.76 millionJapanese who had used illegal drugs.
5. Use of illegal drugs starts at Junior highAs of now, amphetamines are the mostabused drugs in Japan
6. The drugs are popular amongst truckdrivers, gang members, partiers,housewives, salary men, people wantingto lose weight, and the rich of Japan.
7. • Cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, and heroin arealso available and are increasing inpopularity. Officials claim that many juniorhigh school students inhale glue, paintthinner, and solvents; unfortunately manyof these students turn to amphetaminesfor a stronger high.
8. A new synthetic hallucinogen known asYaotou or ‘shaking head is becomingmore popular. The drug is said to betrafficked in from Chinese gangsters.
9. Pachinko Addiction• Pachinko was first introduced to Japan the1920s• 1.6% of all Japanese women arecompulsive gamblers
10. • they call it “gaming” not “gambling.”• The pachinko industry constitutes Japan’slargest leisure activity.• The government does not acknowledgethis is a big problem- Takiguchi
11. Online Game Addiction• Elementary and Junior High schoolstudents• Addiction to online social gaming hasgrown into a serious problem amongyoung people, with the numbers seekingmedical treatment soaring..• Started with Phone Apps
12. • Such online games are in theory free ofcharge, but extras priced from 100 yen to1,000 yen enable players to increase thephysical strength or offensive capabilitiesof their characters.
13. • About a third of Japanese sixth gradershave cell phones, while 60 percent of ninthgraders have them, according to theeducation ministry.
14. • Futoko Shien Centre, a Nagoya-basedassociation offering counseling servicesfor truants, said it had received 327individual requests for consultation foronline game addiction from the beginningof this year to July.
15. • Zenkoku Web Counseling Kyogikai, anationwide organization providingcounseling services for Internet-relatedissues, said it had received about 150similar requests for counseling over thepast three years.
16. • Zenkoku Web Counseling Kyogikai, anationwide organization providingcounseling services for Internet-relatedissues, said it had received about 150similar requests for counseling over thepast three years.
17. • Those whose school or work lives havebeen devastated by addiction to onlinegaming are known as "netoge haijin"(online game wrecks).
18. • Just develop cell phones with only thetalking function, and GPS, or globalpositioning system, a satellite-navigationfeature that can help ensure a childssafety.