Japan Struggles with Soaring Incidence of Intoxicated Roadside Sleepers

Unseen Japan
7 min readFeb 28, 2024

Japanese authorities are stepping up road safety warnings. The reason? People sleeping on the streets after drinking.

Picture: 梅藤えりか / PIXTA(ピクスタ)

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