More than 100 people were taken to hospital to be treated for acute alcohol intoxication after drinking too much at "hanami" (cherry blossom viewing) parties in the Tokyo metropolitan region between March 19 and April 3, according to the Tokyo Fire Department.
The department said 104 people became ill due to overdrinking at the popular parties, Fuji TV reported. Of the 104, 82 were men. Of the total, 40 were men and women in their 20s, 17 were in their 30s and 15 in their 70s.
Authorities said only 18 had to be hospitalized for a night, while the rest were treated and released after a few hours.© Japan Today