Ishigaki police have been presenting photos of people sleeping on the road to discourage the practice. Photo: Okinawa Prefectural Police Ishigaki police have been presenting photos of people sleeping on the road to discourage the practice. Photo: Okinawa Prefectural Police
Ishigaki police have been presenting photos of people sleeping on the road to discourage the practice. Photo: Okinawa Prefectural Police
Japan

Okinawa sees return of ‘road sleeper’ problem amid warm summer nights

  • Japanese police are calling for residents to refrain from rojo-ne, or sleeping on the road, which seems to result from a mix of alcohol and warm weather
  • More than 7,200 cases were reported last year, including three deaths, and police are concerned that number will rise this year

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Ishigaki police have been presenting photos of people sleeping on the road to discourage the practice. Photo: Okinawa Prefectural Police Ishigaki police have been presenting photos of people sleeping on the road to discourage the practice. Photo: Okinawa Prefectural Police
Ishigaki police have been presenting photos of people sleeping on the road to discourage the practice. Photo: Okinawa Prefectural Police
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