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 Hawaii is the newest of the 50states and the only state made up entirely of islands.
It is located in the central Pacific Ocean, southwest of the continental United states, southeast
of Japan and northeast of Australia. Honolulu of the island of Oahu is the state capital of Hawaii.
Population of the state estimated about 1,300,000.

 Cleaner, Heathier, Better

Tobacco Control in Hawaii

2006年11月、非喫煙者の健康を受動喫煙の害から守ることを目的として、ハワイ州で 「Smoke Free State」



An information board announced the 'Cleaner,healthier, better smoke-free Hawaii' beginning November 16, 2006.
This poster was photographed in March 2007 at the shopping mall at Kahului, Maui Island.

(L) In Hawaii, English and Japanese are the two important languages for touring the islands.

It was the first time to step in a country outside of Japan. As one of the grantee of Fulbright Exchange Program,
the writer landed in Honolulu after the ten-day sea trip after Yokohama by the President Cleaveland, operated
by American President Line. Hawaii was the place to stop over on the way to San Francisco, the destination.
Japan' s economy in 1960s was so poor, and monetary restriction was enforced, so a tourist cannot make a trip
to outside the own country. Therefore, we met no Japanese tourists in Honolulu. It was in June 1960.


Honolulu, Hawaii in 1960. (L) A palm street near the Oahu Port. (R) Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki Beach.
Photographed in June 1960 by Junhaku Miyamoto,MD.

A commemorative postage stamp cerebrating the fifty years between Japan and US Fulbright Exchange program

In April 2007, 47 years has passed since the time we first landed in Honolulu. Everything is so different.
Now, Boing jet aircraft carries 480 passengers in about seven hours. Almost all passengers are Japanese.
Most major hotels in Waikiki are packed with a Japanese group tour. About eighty percent of hotel-user
at Honolulu is Japanese. The second language in Hawaii appears to be Japanese. Workers in many shops
and restaurants understand Japanese, and they accept Japanese yen for its payment. A driver's license
issued in Japan is valid in the state of Hawaii. When we compared with those days, it appears to belong
to another age.


Arrival to Hawaii Airports in Hawaii Shopping malls restaurant and cafe Kauai Island
Maui Island Island of Hawaii Oahu Island Tobacco sales Smoking Travellers

2007年3月写真撮影 2007年4月執筆 2009年10月英文加筆 2013年11月英文加筆
「禁煙席ネット」主宰  日本タバコフリー学会顧問 医学博士 宮本順伯
The photographs were taken in March 2007, except for the picture taken in June 1960.
This article was written in April 2007, last revised in November, 2013, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.

Smoking Ban in Hawaii' Airports

Special Note:
 Two South Kuril and two islands off Hokkaido are the own land of Japan.
 Smoke-free hotels in Japan
 Domestic travel in Japan
 Smoke-free should be the minimum standard for the host city in the Olympic.
 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.
 Tax saving's rental housing is mushrooming.

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Smoke-free rental condominium in Tokyo (PR)
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Smoke-free Hotel and Travel

受動喫煙防止条例  屋内全面禁煙  鉄道車内完全禁煙レンタカー レストラン バー 飲食店 ホテル 空港 公共空間 喫煙規制
Restaurant hotel railway rent-a-car travel airport tobacco smoking ban