I have no idea why I am still alive, except that I am probably exaggerating. I drank when at office parties or at social gatherings (Japanese and JET), and while I would go out to see if I could get picked up at a bar, I usually nursed one or two glasses of bourbon/soda, or a vodka/orange, or a Kirin Lager beer. The plan, at the bar, was not to get drunk - just lucky.
Occasionally, I did get blasted - I recall nearly going blind from drink three Flaming Blue Lamborghini, but generally speaking I wasn't drinking every day, and while stocked, I did not drink in my apartment unless company dictated as such.
Anyhow… while I am recuperating from some minor surgery over the next few days, above is a cool promotional poster for some Asahi beer from the early part of the 20th century.