11 minors nabbed for drinking at Naha izakaya

Naha Police took 11 minors, both male and female, who had just graduated from a high school in Naha into custody on suspicion of drinking alcohol at an izakaya, a Japanese-style pub in Makishi, Naha, before dawn, Mar. 3rd.

The graduation ceremonies at local public high schools on Okinawa took place March 1st. According to Naha Police, the group of minors had stayed at the pub with 26 classmates since the night of the 2nd.

Police officials say a breathalyzer test showed 11 of the minors had consumed alcohol. Police are working to build a criminal case against the manager of the izakaya on suspicion of serving alcohol to minors.