Tokyo’s drinkers drown frustrations over virus limits, Games


              A young man throws a beer can to already full garbage box in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district Monday, July 19, 2021. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kantaro Komiya)
            
              Naoto Suga, right, 25, drinks canned alcohol roadside with his friend in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district Monday, July 19, 2021. "I don’t think the Olympics itself made this (situation), but even before the Games, things like the state of emergency have remained half measures, and I think that's making things worse," Suga said. "People are all used to the state of emergency, so it's getting less meaningful now." (AP Photo/Kantaro Komiya)
            
              A couple play an arcade machine as people walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People gather at bars after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              A young man throws a beer can to already full garbage box in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district Monday, July 19, 2021. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kantaro Komiya)
            
              A young man throws a beer can to already full garbage box in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district Monday, July 19, 2021. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kantaro Komiya)
            
              Naoto Suga, right, 25, drinks canned alcohol roadside with his friend in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district Monday, July 19, 2021. "I don’t think the Olympics itself made this (situation), but even before the Games, things like the state of emergency have remained half measures, and I think that's making things worse," Suga said. "People are all used to the state of emergency, so it's getting less meaningful now." (AP Photo/Kantaro Komiya)
            
              Naoto Suga, right, 25, drinks canned alcohol roadside with his friend in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district Monday, July 19, 2021. "I don’t think the Olympics itself made this (situation), but even before the Games, things like the state of emergency have remained half measures, and I think that's making things worse," Suga said. "People are all used to the state of emergency, so it's getting less meaningful now." (AP Photo/Kantaro Komiya)
            
              A couple play an arcade machine as people walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              A couple play an arcade machine as people walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People gather at bars after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People gather at bars after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              A young man throws a beer can to already full garbage box in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district Monday, July 19, 2021. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kantaro Komiya)
            
              Naoto Suga, right, 25, drinks canned alcohol roadside with his friend in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district Monday, July 19, 2021. "I don’t think the Olympics itself made this (situation), but even before the Games, things like the state of emergency have remained half measures, and I think that's making things worse," Suga said. "People are all used to the state of emergency, so it's getting less meaningful now." (AP Photo/Kantaro Komiya)
            
              A couple play an arcade machine as people walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People gather at bars after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              Naoto Suga, right, 25, drinks canned alcohol roadside with his friend in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district Monday, July 19, 2021. "I don’t think the Olympics itself made this (situation), but even before the Games, things like the state of emergency have remained half measures, and I think that's making things worse," Suga said. "People are all used to the state of emergency, so it's getting less meaningful now." (AP Photo/Kantaro Komiya)
            
              A couple play an arcade machine as people walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People gather at bars after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              Naoto Suga, right, 25, drinks canned alcohol roadside with his friend in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district Monday, July 19, 2021. "I don’t think the Olympics itself made this (situation), but even before the Games, things like the state of emergency have remained half measures, and I think that's making things worse," Suga said. "People are all used to the state of emergency, so it's getting less meaningful now." (AP Photo/Kantaro Komiya)
            
              People gather at bars after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              A couple play an arcade machine as people walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              Naoto Suga, right, 25, drinks canned alcohol roadside with his friend in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district Monday, July 19, 2021. "I don’t think the Olympics itself made this (situation), but even before the Games, things like the state of emergency have remained half measures, and I think that's making things worse," Suga said. "People are all used to the state of emergency, so it's getting less meaningful now." (AP Photo/Kantaro Komiya)
            
              People walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People gather at bars after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              People gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling with customers who are defying the rules and expressing frustration and indifference. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)