Actors, police raise awareness of year-end binge drinking
Actor Takuro Natsumi has teamed up with police in the nation’s capital in an effort to raise awareness of binge drinking and to discourage violence on the streets, as Japan enters its famously raucous end-of-year party season.
Natsumi, along with other fellow actors, joined police on the streets outside of Tokyo’s bust Shibuya Station to call for the eradication of acts of drunken violence, NTV reported.
According to police, around 850 acts of violence against station staff were reported between January and November this year. Instances of violence against staff and confrontations between passengers tend to increase at this time of year, said police. As a result, rail companies are cooperating with officers to raise awareness of the issue as the festive season approaches.