A 25-year-old train driver for JR Kyushu in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, was found to be drunk when he came to work at Sasebo station on Monday morning. Company officials said the driver was immediately relieved of duty. He was replaced by another driver and there was no delay in the train schedule, JR said.
According to the Nagasaki branch of JR Kyushu, the driver admitted drinking at home from 12 midnight until 2 a.m. He was supposed to operate an express train from Sasebo to Hizenyamaguchi on Monday morning.
The company says its internal rules do not prohibit drivers from drinking but encourages them to show self-restraint.© Japan Today