Should I go back for a drink?

Travel in Japan. Almost 20 but don’t look it. Guy promoting bar hands me and friend promotion and asks us if we want to come in. We say we want to explore a bit more. Even if I was actually 20 I wouldn’t look it so I definitely did not look old enough to be there. Should I go back and try my luck?

Thalidomide Vintage Ad Shirt $22.14

Yakub: World's Greatest Dad Shirt $21.68

Thalidomide Vintage Ad Shirt $22.14

  1. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why do photos of Japan always have this riduculous xbox hueg Fuji shooped in?

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      you didnt have to make a new thread for this

      visually appealing than a half fogged in tiny Mt fuji

  2. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    "Hostage Justice" is what the lawyer termed it to me. Holding people in isolation until they will confess to anything. Standard operating procedure i was told. They re-arrested me after the first 3 weeks with a larger scary charge than the first. At this point I started to freak out. I was afraid I would be held forever, just constantly re-arrested, without ever going to court.

    I stuck to my guns and said my favorite Japanese phrase over and over again, "I don't know". I lost a bit of my sanity in there, and on many occasions was ready to confess to anything if it would allow me to get out, but my lawyer kept me grounded.

    Not sure if I can ever go back to Japan after that though. All the people I knew there seem to have disowned me even though I was never charged. Japan was a great place until I saw this other side to the culture.

  3. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'll bite
    I've never been carded in Japan, even when I was 21 and looked barely 18 with a fresh shave. They do it by an honor system, you say you're old enough, in conbinis you literally push a button on the register that says you are of legal drinking age. The beer vending machines don't even ask.
    I wouldn't try my luck though

  4. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    How well can you guess the age of random Asians?
    Now apply that in reverse to the average Japanese bar tender or store clerk.

  5. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Stupid fricking question but I'll answer. Japs don't care about the drinking age. I've heard from like 10 actual japanese that they'd get alcohol underage by just clicking "yes I'm 20" at the konbini, it's extremely common. They only card people for clubs, not for bars or restaurants, especially if you're white since you already look 10 years older than you are to them. just do it pussy, thank me later

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've been carded at convenience stores. If you have a young looking face, there's a chance you'll be carded. To japanese people, 20 year old whites look middle aged so they just assume you're old. But for those few whites with good genes, they will verify.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm babyfaced as frick and I never got carded when I was 19, no idea what you're talking about.

  6. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    No one gives a frick. Went 4 years ago when I was 19. Had a couple drinks basically every night. At one point I was talking with a guy who had just served me a beer and a burger, mentioned my age and he didn't even bat an eye, don't think it even registered I was underage. I myself didn't even realize until later that I had slipped up since I was used to being of legal drinking age in my home country.

  7. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don’t do it. Any bar that had promoters is likely a scam.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. Good places don't need promoters or touts. It's usually a sign of a place that charges exorbitant prices.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *