Alcohol, from Oxford to Tokyo

From Henry Aldrich, an English theologian and philosopher (1647-1710):

If on my theme I rightly think,
There are five reasons why men drink:
Good wine; a friend; because I’m dry;
Or lest I should be by and by;
Or – any other reason why

From a sign in a Tokyo restaurant, reported by The Thought Experiment (thanks to Language Log for the pointer):

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