Comments on: Trends in Japan 2009: drinks Taking the pulse of trends, trend-watchers and trendmakers in Japan. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 08:29:40 +0000 hourly 1 By: apple407 Fri, 25 Dec 2009 17:31:15 +0000 Japan’s public drunkenness is an incomprehensible phenomena, and the tolerance of it is just as puzzling, to visitors. The biological cause of this phenomena, like lactose intolerance, seems to be Japan specific, other asian nations don’t appear to be equally affected.
The solution is simple, but will prove difficult to achieve wide acceptance, or practice, just as any healthy habits are met with resistance. However, there are some unique, Japan specific, approaches in going a long way to overcoming this resistance; through various group outreach.
Most Japanese people belong to some kind of groups or associations with natural bondings. Leadership of these associations can disseminate information on “smart drinking” habits. And what are “smart drinking” habits? Why, ask the smart people.

By: locohama Tue, 22 Dec 2009 06:53:59 +0000 Very well written article. (-:
Japan’s tolerance of public drunkeness was one of the more surprising things I encountered upon coming to Japan…But I think of it more like a valve to control the masses. I mean, if you restrict everything to much the steam will just find another way to escape, and the new escape route may be less pretty than the current.