Japan has a relatively tolerant approach to public drunkenness - they leave people to sleep it off even if it's on the streets. More photos below...

Beer, wine and whisky are popular drinks in Japan - but the traditional sake (rice wine) is still very much a part of everyday life
Vending machines which sell alcohol can be found virtually everywhere - even at the top of Mount Fuji
Two more men attempt to sleep off a session in the street

Alcohol has been part of Japanese culture since at least the third century

The photographs were taken by Lee Chapman who has been documenting life in the country

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