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Book Announcement: Drinking Bomb & Shooting Meth: Alcohol and Drug Use in Japan

Drinking Bomb and Shooting Meth: Alcohol and Drug Use in Japan Jeffrey W. Alexander In Japan, beer has been known, since the 1960s, as the “beverage of the masses,” and whisky culture has roots stretching back to the 1950s. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Resource: くすりのしおり (Drug Information Sheet)

Winter is the time for colds and flus, and nobody is immune. Many foreigners dread getting sick overseas, especially when they aren’t sure how the Japanese health system works or just what kind of medicine they’re being prescribed. During my … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Meiji Meth: the Deep History of Illicit Drugs

When Breaking Bad was in its full (and justified) hype, a colleague of mine over at Nursing Clio  sent me this link about the invention of meth in Meiji Japan, a factoid of which I was totally unaware. Want to find out … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Drugs and Drink in Asia: New Perspectives from History

Drugs and drink in Asia: New perspectives from History June 22-24, 2012, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China The centenary of the Hague Opium Convention in 1912 marks a hundred years of the development of international controls on commercial flows in psycho-active … Continue reading

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