Drunk Japan : law and alcohol in Japanese society
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Drunk Japan : law and alcohol in Japanese society / Mark D. West.
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What does it mean to be drunk in Japan? This book provides a rich description of Japanese alcohol consumption, drinking culture, and intoxication distilled from a unique data set: thousands of published Japanese court opinions. The opinions bring to light fascinating patterns in what, where, and why people drink in Japan, but they also focus to a surprising extent on characteristics of individual litigants. Courts humanize people in the opinions in various ways, for instance, by dropping clues about their social status (occupation, wealth, gender, education, and the like) or by discussing in depth their particular histories with alcohol.
New York :
Oxford University Press,
Oxford scholarship online.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
9780190070878 (ebook) :