Japan has serious drinking problem

The enthusiasm for drinking in Japan continually surprises me. Maybe I am a light weight. And frankly not very attracted to this legal vice. Yet the power it has over this island nation’s citizenry is astounding. The name of this bar suggests the intimacy and long term nature of this affection.


  1. You hit the nail on the head with this one! Unfortunately I am rather attracted to this, but I prefer to think of it as becoming acclimatized. I will send you a pic of “Bar Hangover” in Azabu-juban the next time I swing by there!

  2. I am amazed at how the government here in Aust blames all the recent increases in violence and bashings on binge drinking yet in Japan, where binge drinking seems to be actively encouraged, they don’t have these issues.

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