Tripping in Tokyo

Visitors to Japan tend to fall prey to the power of booze rather than narcotics, thanks to the scarcity and astronomically high cost of drugs in Japan. That, and terrifying rumours of ludicrously harsh prison sentences for drugs offenses, in jails where inmates get whipped senseless with rubber hoses and have large objects shoved up their bums by cackling sadist guards. Yikes.
So I was surprised recently when a group of English teachers employed by NOVA corporation, were busted for cocaine possession. And I’d like to know how they can afford coke on a teacher’s salary!

When I first came to Japan a few years ago, magic mushrooms were readily available in “head” shops throughout the country, but annoyingly they were banned in time for the 2002 world cup, due to fear of hallucinating foreigners wreaking havoc.
Still, if you’re really desperate, there is readily available a repulsive-tasting legal liquid E concoction. It’s sold in bottles claiming to contain massage-oil, by furtive-looking vendors on the streets of Tokyo. This stuff makes you go nuts for about twenty hours, so you may find yourself boogieing until the next afternoon in sordid after-parties full of recently clocked-off nighclub hostesses and strippers, (which isn’t so bad!) But, on the down side, you also get chronic diarreah.

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6 Responses to Tripping in Tokyo

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  2. simaldeff says:

    It sound like some powerful Ether like substance … I’d like to know what’s that ’cause ether isn’t so durable as an effect.
    Is the good old herb so expensive in Japan?

  3. roaf says:

    I don’t know what it is but it tastes like shit and makes you crazy! Weed is really pricey in Japan.

  4. simaldeff says:

    “weed” I was wondering what was teh English comon name … so I wrote “herb” ( -_-)*sigh-sob* so tired. It’s 7:30 AM and I’m at work (I woke up at 5AM to be here in time). So I’ll need to bring my “bonzais” to Japan and rent a condo with a basement (-_- ) *sigh* my electric bill will go up.
    I heard the 398s sell somekind of pill that keeps truck-drivers awake for days … what’s the name again?

  5. roaf says:

    “Herb” is OK! There’s about 100 names, something new every day. I don’t know the truck-driver pill, but I think in Taiwan they take something called beetle-nut to stay awake. Maybe you should try it!

  6. ukifune says:

    I used to drink this stuff on a regular basis while I was working in Roppongi… me and the salesman became buddies and he let me have a couple bottles for free (at 3000 yen a bottle, who could resist!?)

    It never lasted 20 hours for me though… sure maybe there was a bit of afterglow but the real effects dont last long at all

    very nice effects though, if you don’t drink too much and throw up…

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