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Forty-seven trainee officers of a police academy in western Japan have been subjected to up to three months of disciplinary action for underage drinking and smoking or facilitating such behavior, local police said Friday.

Disciplinary action has been taken against 33 underage students who drank alcohol in groups of up to five in dormitory rooms at the academy in Ashiya, Hyogo Prefecture, between July 21 and 24, eight of whom also smoked between July 11 and 27, according to the prefectural police. The legal drinking and smoking age in Japan is 20.

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