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Over 100 Japanese students evicted from dorm for drinking

Published on Jul 30, 2014 8:04 PM

TOKYO (AFP) - A Japanese university has taken the step of evicting all 105 residents of a school dormitory for breaching its no-drinking rule, according to media reports.

Peeved officials at Tohoku University banned drinking in the dorm earlier this year, but their patience finally ran out after failing in their attempts to curtail rowdy behaviour, including cases of students vomiting out of windows, the Japan Times said on Tuesday.

First and second-year students - who comprise around 70 per cent of the dorm at the university in the tsunami-hit northeast of the country - are below the legal drinking age of 20.

The university has given the students until the end of September to ship out.

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