Shibuya Bans Drinking On Street For Halloween

Shibuya bans drinking on street for Halloween

Tokyo's Shibuya Ward has passed a bill to ban drinking alcohol in streets, parks and open spaces near Shibuya station during Halloween and other major events. The ordinance will go into effect on Thursday.

The ban is to be imposed only on special days, including the weekend before Halloween, Halloween itself and the day after, as well as New Year's Eve.

Shibuya Mayor Proposes Drinking Ban For Halloween

Shibuya Mayor proposes drinking ban for Halloween

The mayor of Tokyo's Shibuya Ward has told a news conference that he will introduce a bill to ban drinking on the streets and parks near Shibuya station during Halloween and other major events.

Shibuya is a magnet for young people. But some of them caused trouble on the weekend just before Halloween last year. Drunk youths overturned a parked vehicle and started fights.

Shibuya To Ban Public Drinking At Halloween

Shibuya to ban public drinking at Halloween

Tokyo's Shibuya Ward plans to introduce a ban on drinking alcohol outdoors at certain times of the year such as Halloween and New Year's Eve.

A panel was set up after a series of incidents in the shopping and entertainment district near Shibuya Station.
In its interim report, the panel asked the ward to enact an ordinance to stipulate rules and regulations for people who visit Shibuya.

Police Arrest Shibuya Halloween Hooligans

Police arrest Shibuya Halloween hooligans

Police in Tokyo have arrested 4 men linked to an attack on a small truck in a crowded entertainment district on the weekend before Halloween.

The men are suspected of having been involved in surrounding, overturning and stepping on the truck near Shibuya station on October 28th. Many young people in costumes were gathered in the area at the time.

Police To Arrest Shibuya Halloween Hooligans

Police to arrest Shibuya Halloween hooligans

Police in Tokyo have decided to arrest 4 men linked to an attack on a small truck in a crowded entertainment district on the weekend before Halloween.

The men are suspected of having been involved in surrounding, overturning and stepping on the truck near Shibuya station on October 28th. Many young people in costumes were gathered in the area at the time.

Protest Against Yakuza Halloween Treats

Protest against yakuza Halloween treats

People in western Japan are protesting against a crime syndicate for giving away Halloween treats.

The headquarters of Yamaguchi Gumi in the city of Kobe invites children for snacks on Halloween every year. The command center of the designated organized crime group is decorated with ghosts and other characters for the day.

Police Arrest 7 Troublemakers On Halloween

Police arrest 7 troublemakers on Halloween

Thousands of costumed revelers packed the famous scramble crossing outside Shibuya station and nearby streets in Tokyo on Halloween.

A 19-year-old university student said she was enjoying herself tremendously as many people asked to take a picture of her. She added she will head home on the last train.

Police Vigilant In Shibuya On Halloween

Police vigilant in Shibuya on Halloween

Tokyo police have sent hundreds of officers to the Shibuya district, where a large number of people in costume gathered for Halloween.

Sidewalks around the famous scramble crossing near Shibuya Station were crowded with costumed revelers on Wednesday evening.

5 Arrested Amid Halloween Celebrations In Shibuya

5 arrested amid Halloween celebrations in Shibuya

Tokyo police arrested 5 people over the weekend for alleged assaults and other misdeeds in the run-up to Halloween on Wednesday. Police are calling on people gathering to celebrate the day to behave lawfully.

Many costumed revelers have been congregating since Saturday at the famous scramble crossing at Shibuya Station. Most are young adults, including some foreign tourists.

Truck Overturned By Halloween Revelers In Tokyo

Truck overturned by Halloween revelers in Tokyo

Tokyo police say a vehicle has been damaged by people wearing Halloween costumes in the Shibuya district.

The streets around Shibuya station were crowded with young people and foreigners until the early hours of Sunday morning.

Stores To Suspend Liquor Sales On Halloween

Stores to suspend liquor sales on Halloween

Two major retail store operators say their outlets in Tokyo's Shibuya district will not sell alcoholic drinks in glass bottles on Halloween.

Major Japanese discount chain Don Quijote and convenience store operator Lawson decided the move in response to a request from Shibuya Ward. The local administration asked for cooperation from shops near Shibuya Station to prevent drunken partygoers from bothering people.