10+ Photos of Drunk Japanese People Show The Dark Side Of Alcohol

This compelling photo series offers a different glimpse of Japanese culture few have seen.

Japan might have one of the lowest crime rates in the world and the longest life expectancy, but that doesn’t mean its populace doesn’t know how to party. This is clear in the following images, which were captured by Lee Chapman.

Bored Panda reports that Chapman is a British photographer, originally from Manchester, who founded the Tokyo Times. He arrived in 1998 and intended on staying for “a year or two,” but never left.

The intriguing collection of images that follow reveal a different side of Japan few of us have seen. When contemplating a trip to the country, most people think of sushi, imaginative inventions, and Hello Kitty. The following images of drunken excess offer a more realistic and downplayed reality that may just shift your worldview entirely.

Obviously, Japanese citizens aren’t the only ones who like to have a good time. However, the series also reveals some of the dangers of drinking in excess. Unlike marijuana which is more likely to result in one getting the “munchies” and contemplating life, alcohol can change a person’s demeanor and even kill them via alcohol poisoning. Considering one is legal in most nations and the other is prohibited, the following series is worthy of contemplation and reflection.

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Related: New Study Says Marijuana Is 114 Times Safer Than Alcohol

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