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Toyotas new head of Global PR, Julie Hamp, has just been arrested in Japan for attempting to import narcotics. Bertel at Kanban with the rundown.

http://dailykanban.com/2015/06/toyota-pr-chief-julie-hamp-faces-years-in-prison-if-convicted/

Officially, Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department is keeping a tight-lipped news posture, while unofficially, Tokyo’s police is leaking damning information. Julie Hamp “apparently tried to disguise illegal drug tablets sent from the United States to Japan as other goods,” Jiji Press heard from “sources at Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department.” According to the sources, the oxycodone tablets were in a parcel, declared as containing necklaces. Jiji says the tablets “were divided into small groups and stored in a box wrapped with plastic cloth, where necklace and pendant containers were placed on the tablets.” Kyodo News, citing similar sources, says “the pills were placed in the package in several bundles, with some contained in an accessory case and a paper bag.”
I imagine this is not the 'curb' appeal Toyota has been looking for...
 

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High level crime right there. Not a good look for the company. As if she wasn't already making a sufficient amount of money as the head of PR for Toyota. What a greedy person.
 

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What else would she do with them? You think she was going to use them all on herself? And whether she is selling them or buying them, the fact that she has money involved is not a good thing in the eyes of the public. The Japanese hate corruption (or at least the appearance of corruption).
 

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That sucks big time, she's got a long road ahead of her and having this reported in the media like it is definitely isn't helping.
 

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What else would she do with them? You think she was going to use them all on herself? And whether she is selling them or buying them, the fact that she has money involved is not a good thing in the eyes of the public. The Japanese hate corruption (or at least the appearance of corruption).
You've jumped to some wild conclusions based purely on assumptions.

http://dailykanban.com/2015/06/julie-hamp-did-not-require-pain-medication-reports-say/

47News, quoting police sources, says that Ms. Hamp had been in and out of Japan repeatedly since her April 1 appointment as Managing Officer of Toyota, and that she re-entered Japan just prior to her arrest. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Organized Crime Section 5 is said to be investigating why Ms. Hamp received the pills in an international courier package instead of bringing in the pills on herself during one of her frequent trips.
She has no need for a prescription and 57 pills aren't exactly enough to set yourself up as a cartel. Not to mention shes an executive for one of the largest companies in the world, she doesn't need the piddly cash from selling 57 oxy pills. More likely she has a dependency on the substance, like most people will develop from prolonged exposure to narcos... 0:)
 

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She's in a tax bracket that leaves her comfortable enough.

Hopefully she can stop being a junkie.
we'll see. depends on where her dependency comes from. If its psychological thats a long and messy road with things often anchored in a murky self conscious that is more then willing to fight against the light trying to probe its depths.

If it was something that developed because of a past injury I think it will be easier to beat...
 

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What this will do to her image in the industry might put a big hit on her, after all a lot of publications ran with this and its just about the first thing that comes up when you google her name.... not impressive.
 
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