Alcoholism is an issue in Japan, as a result of the country's culture of heavy drinking. Alcohol consumption per capita is higher than in other countries and the number of alcohol-related deaths has been increasing. The Japanese government has been taking steps to address the problem, such as raising taxes on alcoholic beverages and banning all-you-can-drink promotions. However, the problem persists and alcohol-related health problems are on the rise. To combat alcoholism, the government should focus on education and awareness campaigns, as well as providing better treatment options for those suffering from addiction.