It’s too bad, but with the recent closure of the Hachijuhachiya firm, a hemp product seller, it looks like hemp will be held up in Japan
for some time amid the recent “drug arrest” scandals, and following a move by authorities in the hemp-growing Tottori Prefecture to shut down all cannabis cultivation including hemp. The smart money among those working the hemp business in Japan is moving to Vietnam, our Asian sources tell us. . . .