The latest Warden Report: “The U.S. Embassy continues to recommend that American citizens avoid frequenting bars and clubs in the Roppongi area of Tokyo due to drink-spiking incidents. 

The U.S. Embassy continues to receive reliable reports of U.S. citizens being drugged in Roppongi-area bars.  Most reports indicate that the victim unknowingly drinks a beverage that has been secretly mixed with a drug that renders the victim unconscious or stuporous for several hours, during which time large charges are fraudulently billed to the victim, sums of money are charged to the victim’s credit card, or the card is stolen.  Victims sometimes regain consciousness in the bar or club, while at other times the victim awakens on the street.  Assaults on Americans have also been reported in connection with drink-spiking.

For further information, please consult the Country Specific Information Sheet for Japan, available via the Internet at” You can read the previous warning and information here.

BT reader Ken commented that:

1) A professional bartender always mixes drinks in full view of the customer who ordered it.

2) No one should ever accept a drink that they didn’t see being made.