Alcohol Consumption in Japan and Denmark


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Alcohol Consumption in Japan and Denmark
Alcohol consumption levels vary due to various factors, including personal, societal, and cultural. From the psychological perspective, cultural factors present challenges for researchers, but also present telling clues of the formation of different cultures.
Alcohol consumption is firmly connected to cultural rituals, and is shaped by divergent cultural customs (Heath, 1995, p. 4). From polite sipping of aperitifs following elegant French cuisine to Russian workers sharing a bottle of vodka, alcohol consumption is an integral, if oftentimes troubling aspect of culture. In some cultures, alcohol use is tolerated, but not in excess. In other cultures, excessive consumption of alcohol is an...
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.....cohol consumption can lead to serious social consequences.
The forces that impact each societies’ consideration of alcohol consumption may differ, but one similarity is that they each are shaped by elements that are as unique as the cultures in which they exist.
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