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Toyota reinstates former executive Julie Hamp as media adviser

PR official quit in 2015 after painkiller arrest, but charges later dropped

Julie Hamp, a former Toyota Motor executive who was arrested and then released in Japan in 2015 over the suspected illegal importation of the painkiller oxycodone, has returned to the company, a Toyota spokesperson said.

TOKYO -- Toyota Motor on Thursday said it reinstated Julie Hamp, as a senior media adviser, seven years after she resigned from the company following her arrest by Tokyo police for carrying drugs.

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