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A photography when Dr. Miyamoto talked with the Japanese Emperor, in Marunouchi,
The fourth man standing in line awaiting the turn was Dr. Miyamoto.
The Empress Michiko was also attended to this meeting, celebrating the
exchange program, Fulbright, between Japan and the United States.
Date of photo was unrecorded. However, it was circa 1990.
1959: graduated from Keio University, School of Medicine.
1959-1960: Internship training at Johnson Air Force Hospital in Japan
1960: Receive 3-year exchange scholarship program between U.S. and Japan.
1960-1963: Washington Hospital Center, D.C. and Michael Reese Hospital
and Medical Center, Chicago
1963-1972: A private medical practice in Tokyo
1972-1974: University Hospital and Victoria Hospital, University of Western
1974-1978: Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital
After 1978 up to 2018, Dr. Miyamoto has retired from a medical practice
in the Motoropolitan Tokyo area.
Dr. Miyamoto is a director of the website, 'smokefree.jpn.com'.
Title: Japan must move faster on anti-smoking law, by Dr.Junhaku Miyamoto.
Dr. Miyamoto' s PC desk in 2000s
Dr.Miyamoto is the author of 2004 Smoke-free Restaurants and Cafes in Tokyo.
This book, written in Japanese,
presented the individual on-the-spot survey of 1500 restaurants and cafes
in the central part of Tokyo.
This field work was conducted in 2003.
(L) The 2004 Guide Book to the nonsmoking restaurant and cafe in Tokyo
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D.
(R) The Lonely Wolf Country
A new book entitled [ The Lonely Wolf Country ] disclosed the memoir of
history of inadequate Japanese smoke-free laws.
The smoking-restriction ordinance first came into operation in Kanagawa
Prefecture, west of Tokyo, in April 2010.
A 70% small-scale restaurant, cafe and bar were excluded from this law.
For the rest of 30% relatively large-scale firms,
it was requested to select the all non-smoking or with a separate smoking
room in their hospitality facilities.
This first ordinance to control smoking caused a significant adverse effect
to the policy of the central government.
It abandoned completely the total smoking ban in an indoor public space.
Instead, it newly enacted an official financial aid
to create a smoking room inside of building. The subsidy rate was 25% of
construction cost of smoking room.
In May 2013, the government increased the rate to 50%, to assist to build
a smoking room in restaurants and bars as well.
This is completely different government policy against many other advanced
countries, in which a total smoking ban is enforced
in the hospitality firms. This book was written on the history of smoking
control, how and what it happened in the Japanese society.
$B!V0lI$O5$N9q!W(B 1,000 yen: The book will be available at major bookstores, after
September 11, 2015.
Footprints on the earth of Dr. J. Miyamoto