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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2023, 08:26:09 AM »
Itís amazing to me how many skaters donít understand different cultures have different laws. Definitely never bring weed in your board bag if you go on a surf trip to Indonesia if you ever want to go home.

Is that really what you took away from this conversation?
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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2023, 08:38:14 AM »
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Itís amazing to me how many skaters donít understand different cultures have different laws. Definitely never bring weed in your board bag if you go on a surf trip to Indonesia if you ever want to go home.
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Is that really what you took away from this conversation?

By slap users responses, yes.

But it does totally suck for dude, probably got weed for all the dumbasses that flew in for x games and is now taking a major hit for it. Itís kinda pathetic that skaters couldnít go a week without weed while over there and now dudes career and freedom are in serious jeopardy.

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #62 on: May 19, 2023, 08:41:47 AM »
Would that not make him the dumbass?  Or do you think Kyle Walker physically forced him to do it?

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #63 on: May 19, 2023, 09:52:28 AM »
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Itís amazing to me how many skaters donít understand different cultures have different laws. Definitely never bring weed in your board bag if you go on a surf trip to Indonesia if you ever want to go home.
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Is that really what you took away from this conversation?
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By slap users responses, yes.

But it does totally suck for dude, probably got weed for all the dumbasses that flew in for x games and is now taking a major hit for it. Itís kinda pathetic that skaters couldnít go a week without weed while over there and now dudes career and freedom are in serious jeopardy.

OH COME ON POOR LITTLE 22 YEARS OLD KID COULDN'T RESIST TO HIS PEERS

If you know rules at your country can be so hard, isnīt worth the risk at all, just dont do it ::)

Inventing a story and blaming other people its just stupid
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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #64 on: May 19, 2023, 10:56:20 AM »
It's very difficult to fight a criminal charge in Japan. Most people end up copping a plea because of how rigid the system is. The US is obviously weird but Japan does not have the same adversarial court where the outcome heavily depends on the effectiveness of the prosecution or defense. Once an indictment comes down, that's that.

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #65 on: May 19, 2023, 02:23:44 PM »
I would also like to add that the police can randomly search anyone. As expected, foreigners get targeted the most. I have a friend who is black who used to live in Japan. He saw police across the train platform and when they saw him, they immediately went upstairs to go to his platform and began questioning.

In addition to strict rules on drugs, there's still a very bad image against tattoos. Anyone with one is not allowed to enter most onsens (bath houses) and are encouraged to cover them. One of my friends with a tattoo was asked to cover it up when we were at the beach just chilling on the sand. A comedian called "Cookie" has to wear tape on his wrist whenever he's on TV so his tattoos don't get shown.

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #66 on: May 19, 2023, 03:11:33 PM »
Another question for Japanophiles: Is Japanís economy going to collapse because they donít have enough kids? 

Also, if they donít smoke any weed, why do they make the best video games?  You canít tell me Shigeru Miyamoto never toked up.

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #67 on: May 19, 2023, 04:52:40 PM »
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Can anyone with some knowledge on the subject explain why the weed penalties are so strict in these countries?
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Compared to america, the culture in many asian countries is still very traditional/conservative.

This usually leads to more strict drug policies.
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We aren't big on civil liberties here, years of anti-drug propaganda helps fuel strong anti-drug sentiments among boomers.
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Imagine the boomers are all in their 20s and you have Japan. A country with the image of technological progress but where social issues are roughly 20-40 years behind the rest of the world
For real. I mentioned smoking weed to my friends at the punk rock bar and they looked at me like I told them I was a crackhead.

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #68 on: May 19, 2023, 05:23:09 PM »
Another question for Japanophiles: Is Japanís economy going to collapse because they donít have enough kids? 

Also, if they donít smoke any weed, why do they make the best video games?  You canít tell me Shigeru Miyamoto never toked up.

Legend has it that mushrooms were legal and widely available until 2002.
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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #69 on: May 19, 2023, 06:42:43 PM »
I would also like to add that the police can randomly search anyone. As expected, foreigners get targeted the most. I have a friend who is black who used to live in Japan. He saw police across the train platform and when they saw him, they immediately went upstairs to go to his platform and began questioning.

In addition to strict rules on drugs, there's still a very bad image against tattoos. Anyone with one is not allowed to enter most onsens (bath houses) and are encouraged to cover them. One of my friends with a tattoo was asked to cover it up when we were at the beach just chilling on the sand. A comedian called "Cookie" has to wear tape on his wrist whenever he's on TV so his tattoos don't get shown.

I kinda knew about the tattoo stuff from watching Japanese boxing. They'd always make Kazuto Ioka cover his tattoos with makeup but it'd usually get all smeared part way through the bout. Is it all to do with Yakuza and gang kinda stuff?

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #70 on: May 19, 2023, 07:38:32 PM »
i thought it was Daisuka Ikeda, the Buddhist philospher..

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #71 on: May 19, 2023, 09:50:31 PM »
Japan is still a great place to go to as a traveler (biased because I am Japanese), but if you want to just freely skate or smoke weed, Europe is probably a much better place to go for vacation
I often times skate and smoke weed freely lol

Is Japan racist against Mexicans? They ever see Mexicans?

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #72 on: May 20, 2023, 07:17:30 AM »
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Itís amazing to me how many skaters donít understand different cultures have different laws. Definitely never bring weed in your board bag if you go on a surf trip to Indonesia if you ever want to go home.
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Is that really what you took away from this conversation?
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By slap users responses, yes.

But it does totally suck for dude, probably got weed for all the dumbasses that flew in for x games and is now taking a major hit for it. Itís kinda pathetic that skaters couldnít go a week without weed while over there and now dudes career and freedom are in serious jeopardy.

Mr. Higher Than Thou over here thinks that since a lot of us are repulsed by Japanese drug laws that we would just go willy nilly over there and all of us get arrested. Youíre so smart bro WOW!! Way smarter than any of the rest of us.

Showing how out of touch by saying ďdonít ever bring weed to surf trip in indoĒ is that your way of humble bragging about going to indo? News flash this is a skate forum nobody really gives a shit about going on a surf trip to indonesia bruh. And if they did theyíd know that itís a death sentence.

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #73 on: May 20, 2023, 07:24:23 AM »
Iíll have you know that I never visit another country without intending to start an international incident.
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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #74 on: May 20, 2023, 03:40:56 PM »
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Itís amazing to me how many skaters donít understand different cultures have different laws. Definitely never bring weed in your board bag if you go on a surf trip to Indonesia if you ever want to go home.
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Is that really what you took away from this conversation?
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By slap users responses, yes.

But it does totally suck for dude, probably got weed for all the dumbasses that flew in for x games and is now taking a major hit for it. Itís kinda pathetic that skaters couldnít go a week without weed while over there and now dudes career and freedom are in serious jeopardy.
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Mr. Higher Than Thou over here thinks that since a lot of us are repulsed by Japanese drug laws that we would just go willy nilly over there and all of us get arrested. Youíre so smart bro WOW!! Way smarter than any of the rest of us.

Showing how out of touch by saying ďdonít ever bring weed to surf trip in indoĒ is that your way of humble bragging about going to indo? News flash this is a skate forum nobody really gives a shit about going on a surf trip to indonesia bruh. And if they did theyíd know that itís a death sentence.

Damn you super butthurt huh? And funny enough thereís threads about surfing on slap, and snowboarding hell even bmx. Also check out all the new parks they just built in indo lot more than just surfing to do there.

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #75 on: May 20, 2023, 04:01:05 PM »
Suuuuper butthurt brah ;D

Nah u just a cornball

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #76 on: May 21, 2023, 03:24:48 AM »
Anyone got an updateÖ..? Heís live on insta right now

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #77 on: May 21, 2023, 06:27:29 PM »
Thank you to those sharing information about the cultural and political climate in Japan to help us better understand the issue. I have a potential solution for how this problem may be resolved.

1. Don't approach this issue with the intent of legalizing marijuana.  Rather, appeal to their conservative sensibilities by outlawing MORE things. EVIL things. More specifically, weeds.

2. After all weeds are made illegal, the entire nation will be on the verge of imploding due to the ubiquitous influence of sea weed across all of their cuisine. At that point, it will force them to think about what the "big deal is" between sea weed and weed.

*deep inhale*

You know what I mean, man (while trying to hold the hit in)?

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #78 on: May 21, 2023, 11:27:55 PM »
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Another question for Japanophiles: Is Japanís economy going to collapse because they donít have enough kids? 

Also, if they donít smoke any weed, why do they make the best video games?  You canít tell me Shigeru Miyamoto never toked up.
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Legend has it that mushrooms were legal and widely available until 2002.
it's true!
The economy might collapse at it's current trajectory, but Japan (and specifically Japanese universities) are putting in a lot more effort to bring in young (and educated) talent to fill the gap

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #79 on: May 22, 2023, 12:30:05 AM »
Another question for Japanophiles: Is Japanís economy going to collapse because they donít have enough kids? 

Also, if they donít smoke any weed, why do they make the best video games?  You canít tell me Shigeru Miyamoto never toked up.


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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #80 on: May 22, 2023, 05:46:11 AM »
Thank you to those sharing information about the cultural and political climate in Japan to help us better understand the issue. I have a potential solution for how this problem may be resolved.

1. Don't approach this issue with the intent of legalizing marijuana.  Rather, appeal to their conservative sensibilities by outlawing MORE things. EVIL things. More specifically, weeds.

2. After all weeds are made illegal, the entire nation will be on the verge of imploding due to the ubiquitous influence of sea weed across all of their cuisine. At that point, it will force them to think about what the "big deal is" between sea weed and weed.

*deep inhale*

You know what I mean, man (while trying to hold the hit in)?

*coughing*
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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #81 on: May 22, 2023, 06:51:10 AM »
Similar stuff happens over here in China as well. The drug laws are absolutely draconian, to the point where consumption is illegal - if you test positive you can get busted, even if the consumption took place outside the country. Possession of even very minor amounts of weed etc can land you in jail for years.

 At the same time, it seems that many local skaters get so fascinated and come to identify so strongly with what they see of skate culture in the US and wherever else on insta that they forget where they are.

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #82 on: May 22, 2023, 01:45:35 PM »
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I would also like to add that the police can randomly search anyone. As expected, foreigners get targeted the most. I have a friend who is black who used to live in Japan. He saw police across the train platform and when they saw him, they immediately went upstairs to go to his platform and began questioning.

In addition to strict rules on drugs, there's still a very bad image against tattoos. Anyone with one is not allowed to enter most onsens (bath houses) and are encouraged to cover them. One of my friends with a tattoo was asked to cover it up when we were at the beach just chilling on the sand. A comedian called "Cookie" has to wear tape on his wrist whenever he's on TV so his tattoos don't get shown.
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I kinda knew about the tattoo stuff from watching Japanese boxing. They'd always make Kazuto Ioka cover his tattoos with makeup but it'd usually get all smeared part way through the bout. Is it all to do with Yakuza and gang kinda stuff?

Yep. Tattoos have long been stigmatised in Japan due to its links with the criminal underworld especially the Yakuza and other organized crime groups. That said they definitely look down on heavily tattooed tourists in areas as wellÖ
In 2018 I was in Tokyo for work where we were put up in very nice hotel. I have a full coverage torso tattoo and while I was at the pool in the hotel I was politely asked to put a shirt on and not visit the pool unless ďproperly and professionally covered upĒ.
I wasnít surprised about issues with tattoos, but also was surprised that even at a hotel pool where no one else was I still got told to cover up (and Iím a white dude with glasses from America).
Iíd still go back tho.
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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #83 on: May 22, 2023, 08:37:53 PM »
Similar stuff happens over here in China as well. The drug laws are absolutely draconian, to the point where consumption is illegal - if you test positive you can get busted, even if the consumption took place outside the country. Possession of even very minor amounts of weed etc can land you in jail for years.

 At the same time, it seems that many local skaters get so fascinated and come to identify so strongly with what they see of skate culture in the US and wherever else on insta that they forget where they are.

I've seen weed graphics on decks / wheels get censored on Taobao, very amusing.
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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #84 on: May 23, 2023, 11:41:17 AM »
Former skateboarder lol. Poor guy.

So funny complain about oppression in Canada and the US. Really makes you grateful to be here

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #85 on: May 23, 2023, 12:34:43 PM »
Former skateboarder lol. Poor guy.

So funny complain about oppression in Canada and the US. Really makes you grateful to be here

There are people in the US still serving life sentences for weed.
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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #86 on: May 23, 2023, 12:41:00 PM »
Similar stuff happens over here in China as well. The drug laws are absolutely draconian, to the point where consumption is illegal - if you test positive you can get busted, even if the consumption took place outside the country. Possession of even very minor amounts of weed etc can land you in jail for years.

 At the same time, it seems that many local skaters get so fascinated and come to identify so strongly with what they see of skate culture in the US and wherever else on insta that they forget where they are.

Which part of China do you live? Iím an American citizen but I love skating in China and Japan. Wonder how COVID restrictions are in China

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #87 on: May 23, 2023, 03:04:40 PM »
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Former skateboarder lol. Poor guy.

So funny complain about oppression in Canada and the US. Really makes you grateful to be here
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There are people in the US still serving life sentences for weed.
Whoa, life seems pretty gnarly for possession!

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #88 on: May 23, 2023, 03:54:37 PM »
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Former skateboarder lol. Poor guy.

So funny complain about oppression in Canada and the US. Really makes you grateful to be here
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There are people in the US still serving life sentences for weed.
Yeah people arrested in the 60s. Im talking now. All those cases definitely have or should be looked at. Sure itís not so simple though

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #89 on: May 23, 2023, 06:37:07 PM »
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Former skateboarder lol. Poor guy.

So funny complain about oppression in Canada and the US. Really makes you grateful to be here
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There are people in the US still serving life sentences for weed.
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Yeah people arrested in the 60s. Im talking now. All those cases definitely have or should be looked at. Sure itís not so simple though

Not the 60s, the beginning of this century. Weed has been legal in a handful of states for barely more than a decade and there has never been a mass expunging of weed convictions on a federal level. My point is that the US doesnít exactly have a leg to stand on when it comes to locking people up for minor drug crimes.
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