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Scientology is making plans for a Narconon drug rehab in the land of the rising sun

Scientology is planning expansion of the Narconon program to Japan. Carlo Balasini (left, above) and Giovanni Citterio (right) held briefings at the Tokyo Ideal Org this week to recruit staff and to generate excitement for the new facility. Balasini is the Executive Director of the Narconon Europe facility in Helsinge, Denmark, while Citterio is the head of Narconon Southern Europe. Under their leadership Narconon has expanded in recent years with new facilities in Europe, Turkey and Egypt.




Japan, until today, did not have a Narconon center to rely on to solve the problem of drug addiction definitively. But the country of the Samurai did not give up and had a brilliant idea: get in touch with Narconon Southern Europe to get help, thanks to the experience and the results of success that the executive director, Giovanni Cittero, and his staff have accumulated over a quarter of a century.



So today there is no Narconon in Japan but soon it will be ready to deliver our program to the rising sun empire.


Of course, the Empire of Japan ended in 1947, and there are no more samurai, but new staff members Masahiro Kanno (in blue) and Yuki Bito are being called samurai for answering Scientology’s call to staff the new center.




Narconon Centre
Let’s bring Narconon Centre to Japan

What is Narconon Centre?
How are they rehabilitating people?
What kind of people are coming?

How do they achieve this?
When and where in Japan are they going to be opened?
How you can become a Narconon staff member?

15th-16th September you can go to the Scientology centre in Tokyo – floor 8 – if you are interested in becoming Narconon staff.

Where and when are key questions that we don’t have answers for yet. We assume it will be in the Tokyo area to be near the org. That hardly narrows it down as the city is massive at over 2,000 sq Km. Scientology prefers sites in less urban areas and we think it will be in the sparsely populated west, perhaps near Ome or Akiruno.

Drug addiction rates in Japan are low compared with other countries. Alcoholism is more common with a rate comparable to the United States and Western Europe. Many feel that there are not enough rehab facilities as Japanese society considers binge drinking normal and the needs of alcoholics receive little attention from government agencies. Narconon may find a ready population of patients to fill the facility. There are few other options available for those seeking help with addiction.


When will it open? Staff are being recruited and energized now, as this video from the Tokyo Ideal Org shows. Scientology can act quickly or at a glacial pace, as is the case with Narconon Africa which was announced in 2014 and has yet to open. We don’t expect that to be repeated in Japan and we’ll be looking for an opening in 2020.

— Rod Keller


Scientology All-Stars

Mirit and Tony. Can we make a request for Eddie Deezen and Jim Mathers? Denice Duff and Tom Cummins? Joy and Grant?



Source Code

“One day I was doing some processing on a Theta Clear and I had just lit a cigarette. And the Theta Clear was running this and running that, and trying to straighten himself out on this and change postulates on that and so forth, and all of a sudden the body sort of went rigid for an instant. And the Theta Clear must have been up in the corner or something of the sort, and the ashtray was out of my reach on a concrete floor, very slippery floor. And the ashtray was out of my reach and I had my cigarette and I was about to light it and I was looking around for an ashtray. And the ashtray came over, bzzt!, and I dropped a match in it. The thetan was just being polite, that was all, and had never thought twice about it. And I said, ‘Thank you,’ and the person became very confused. Because this person wasn’t up at the level where they were supposed to see or supposed to be or supposed to do things like that yet, you see?” — L. Ron Hubbard, September 22, 1952


Overheard in the FreeZone

“I wouldn’t be surprised if Mark Twain and LRH were the same being. Both were prolific writers. Both were very well traveled at a young age. Both achieved notoriety.”


Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

[Catherine Bell, Chick Corea, and Nancy Cartwright]

We’ve been building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them. Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments.

Scientology’s celebrities, from A to Z! Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Scientology’s ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other! Help us build up pages about each these worldwide locations!

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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

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Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,004 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,359 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,662 days.
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Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,170 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,042 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,625 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,120 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,374 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,483 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on September 22, 2019 at 07:00

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