In Januaary 2008, all taxis in Tokyo became smokefree. The Tokyo Taxi Association
a complete ban on smoking in all vehicles.
Photographed in front of the North Gate of JR Tokyo Station.
Tetsuzo Fuyushiba , the Minister of Land Infrastructure and Transport,
in power between September 2006 and August 2008
He lost an election in August 2009, and died from pneumonia at age of 75
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Tokyo Governor Masuzoe with the doubt for a misuse of political funds
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Governor Yoichi Masuzoe advised
to establish a separate smoking space in restaurants and hotels.
The grant-in-aid in 2015 is 80% of the construction fee of smoking facilities.
Kanagawa Prefecture's Anti-smoke Law
Governor Shigefumi Matsuzawa stressed the need to provide a separate smoking
public places. Kanagawa Prefecture officially approved a waiter and waitress
to work at
a restaurant with full of toxic tobacco-smoke.
The way to sell a tobacco in Japan: 'Cafe Tobacco' for smokers only, at
Tobacco industry promotes to establish a separate smoking room in a restaurant
and pub for smokers,
trying to control the mind of all Japanese people by a repeated TV commercial.
The article was written in May 2007, and last revised in May 2016, by Junhaku
Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.