Japan versucht Alkoholkonsum zu steigern consumption infographic
Grafik zeigt die sinkenden Steuereinnahmen durch Japaner, die immer weniger Alkohol konsumieren.


Japan versucht Alkoholkonsum zu steigern

By Phil Bainbridge

August 18, 2022 - Japans Nationale Steuerbehörde hat einen landesweiten Wettbewerb gestartet, man sucht neue Wege wie man junge Leute zu mehr Alkoholkonsum verführen kann, nachdem die Alkoholsteuer ihr niedrigstes Niveau in Jahrzehnten erreicht hat.

Alcohol sales have been declining since their peak in 1995 and suffered a sharp fall at restaurants and bars during the pandemic, which brought tax revenues from the sale of alcohol down from around 5% of total revenue in 1980 to 1.7% in 2020.

However the campaign to help “revitalise” the nation’s liquor industry has drawn criticism from health campaigners and was not co-ordinated with the health ministry although the two say they are in close regular contact over alcohol and health issues.

PUBLISHED: 19/08/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images