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2channel, Japans Largest Website, used by Illegal Drug Trafficking Ring

2channel, Japans Largest Website, used by Illegal Drug Trafficking Ring

Submitted By: 12 December 2011 No Comment

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Drugs, and drug culture, are common and prevalent in much of the West. Ditto for Japan, even if superficially the country seems immune to such devices. Its not.

Sometimes buying drugs in Japan is as easy as walking up to someone standing on a corner in Tokyos Roppongi. Sometimes, its far more complex, say, if you are in some small town or a boring suburb. Enter the internet.

Twenty-year-old Ryuji Ota and 9 other accomplices set up a drug trafficking ring on 2channel, the countrys largest bulletin board. Westerners are perhaps familiar with 4chan, which was inspired by Japans Futaba Channel 2chan.net, which was created during looming threats of a 2channel shutdown.

Read the rest of the story: Japans Biggest Website, Awash in Illegal Drugs.

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