Japanese’ worst drunken moments


I’m back with more nonsense from goo Ranking, taking a look at the most horrible drunken incidents they have experienced.


Between the 27th and 30th of June 2014, 500 members of not the goo Research monitor group, but instead a company named iBridge, more specifically their Research Plus monitor group, completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was exactly 50:50 male and female, and rather than award 100 points to the top answer, they chose to report the results as a percentage of the total.

I guess the drunken train sprawl is too commonplace to feature in the list!

Note also that this survey most likely presented a list of all 25 situations and people indicated those they had experienced, or at least remembered having experienced.

Disappointingly, I can only recall having five of these experiences – surely my readers can do better!
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Drunken Japanese FAILs

Woohoo, another FAIL ranking! This time it’s a good one for not just the festive season, but also for tomorrow’s Coming of Age Day, which usually includes getting blootered with your old school mates after (or indeed, before) the ceremony. So, the subject is failures people have had when drunk, conducted by goo Ranking as usual.


Over the 25th and 26th of November 2011 1,074 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 57.4% of the sample were female, 11.6% in their teens, 14.7% in their twenties, 26.9% in their thirties, 25.0% in their forties, 11.1% in their fifties, and 10.7% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample. Further note that the 125 people in their teens would not have been asked this question since they are below the drinking age of 20.

It’s a bit of a cliche, so I’ll skip a photo of number one, and instead find a different kind of crashed-out drunk:


I’ve never had the falling asleep in the train one, although when I first came to Japan in the evenings seemingly random trains decided not to stop at my stop, so it was all too common for me and other foreigner colleagues to end up quite a bit further down the line than we intended…

Looking at the list, I’ve only done four, honest!
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Drunken FAILs of the Japanese

7.5% sleeping fail

Despite the suspicious-looking title and the dodgy picture, it’s not Sunday and a silly ranking, but a serious survey from iShare into alcohol consumption and indiscretions.


Between the 24th and 30th of April 2009 398 mobile phone-using members of the CLUB BBQ free email forwarding service completed a private interent-based questionnaire. 51.8% of the sample were male, 39.4% in their twenties, 30.4% in their thirties, and 30.2% in their forties.

There’s so much interesting data here I hardly know where to start! In Q1SQ2 women rate themselves as stronger drinkers than men, although perhaps they are compaing themselves with other women rather than men? In Q1SQ5, it’s quite a surprisingly high number of people who’ve ended up on one-night-stands (or worse) due to alcohol.

Captioned photo based on an image from JanneM on flickr.
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