Travel sketch in Japan and the world in respect to smoking regulations
Mt.Fuji photographed in April 2012 by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto.
TOBACCO CONTROL IN THE WORLD
Indoor smoking ban in each country
Source: Book, The Lonely Wolf Country, '$B0lI$O5$N9q(B' by Junhaku Miyamoto
Copyright (C)2015 Junhaku Miyamoto All rights are reserved.
1. gray: No known smoke-free regulations (or no data)
2. wine-red: No national smoke-free law, and no plan to establish a national
law to restrict smoking in an indoor public space.
Note: The capital of China, the city of Beijing prohibits smoking in indoor
public places, such as in a restaurant.
3. pink: No national smoke-free law, however, some localities have more comprehensive
4. orange: National smoke-free law has been established; however, the law
is not strictly enforced.
5. yellow: National smoke-free law for public indoor areas has been established;
however, enforcement in entertainment areas is weak.
6. light-green: There is no national smoke-free law; however, sate or city
law prohibits smoking in indoor public space.
7. dark-green: A nationwide total smoking ban is enforced covering all
public indoor areas.
Note: There is some exception in total smoking ban, e.g. at area in which
service is not provided.
A new book entitled [ The Lonely Wolf Country ] disclosed the memoir of
history of inadequate Japanese smoke-free laws.
English version of the book report
France$B!!(B Netherlands $B!!(B Denmark$B!!(B Copenhagen Airport Paris Airport $B!!(B Paris City
Iceland $B!!(B Finland $B!!(B Sweden Norway 2015 Switzerland 2008$B!!(B Portugal
Spain Italy $B!!(B Malta$B!!(B Ireland$B!!(B North Ireland$B!!(B UK $B!!(B Greece Belgium
Smoking Ban in a rent-a-car $B!!(B Choice Hotel Chain in Scandinavia
$B!!(BFrance and Germany 2011 Germany 2013$B!!(B Austria Switzerland 2013
Ukraine$B!!!!(B Russia 2008-2014
Taiwan $B!!(B China Hong Kong$B!!(B Macau Singapore Thailand $B!!(B India
Iraq$B!!!!(B Iran$B!!(B Turkey$B!!(B South Korea $B!!(B The First Nonsmoking Nation, Bhutan
New Zealand $B!!(B Australia 2007-2012 Australia 2014 Guam$B!!(B Hawaii
Chicago $B!!(B Miami$B!!(B $B!!(BSheraton and Marriott Hotels in North America
$B!!(BSmoking Ban for Apartments$B!!(B Smoking Ban in USA/Canada 2010
$B!!(BSmoking Ban in a rent-a-car $B!!(B$B!!(B$B!!(BA smoking control in US airports
Smoking Ban in Canada 2011$B!!(B Puerto Rico$B!!!!(B Brazil$B!!(B Uruguay
Smoking Ban in Alaska 2014
Hotel Smoke-free hotels in Japan
$B!!!!(B $B!!(BSuch a movement to eliminate the smoking from the hotel has begun in
Japan that accepts a guest from abroad.
Smoking-Room Rate at Hotels in Tokyo
$B!!(B $B!!(B An actual survey how to cope with the smoking problems in hotels of Tokyo
Airport Smoking Restriction at Airport in the World: Actual survey
$B!!!!!!!!(BNarita International Airport provides at least 43 smoking rooms, the world's second largest.$B!!(B
$B!!!!!!!!(BTokyo Haneda International Airport provides 69 smoking rooms, the world's largest.$B!!(B
$B!!!!!!!!(BA door-less smoking room is provided at the New Chitose Airport, Hokkaido.
Taxi Smoking ban in Tokyo's Taxis
Train The smoking space in a train is necessary for all smokers? Is that the
superb service to a train passenger?
$B!!!!!!(BA smoking booth or smoking vehicle is provided in a super-express train
operated by three major Japanese railway companies.
All sleeper-trains in Japan, except for Seven-Stars by JR-Kyushu, are connecting
a smoking vehicle.
JR-West and JR-East's new deluxe sleeper-trains provide smoking vehicles, that start operation in 2017.
Health Ministry Panel 2016
$B!!!!!!(BJapan's effort to curb exposure to secondhand smoke is one of the worst in the world.
Olympic 2020: Japan has a serious health problem with the safety of restaurants.
Japan needs anti-smoking law ahead of Tokyo Olympics: WHO 2017
Omotenashi: The Olympic Games participants should be hospitable with a
smoke-free policy in all restaurants and cafes in Tokyo.
How to protect you from toxic tobacco smoke when you use a restaurant in Japan.
Awareness Survey on Smoking Ban in Restaurants and smoking rate in Japan
Street Smoking Ban: Japan Tobacco Inc. is supporting aggressive street smoking bans in Japan,
$B!!!!(B $B!!(Bin order to foil to prevent the clean indoor air policy?
Smoking Restriction in Street Smokers, Get off sidewalks and go inside.
Cigarette Prices International comparison of cigarette prices and taxes
The indoor total smoking ban is the rule of the world.
Symposium highlights issue of indoor smoking bans in Japan: Lecture talk
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD. 2011(WHO)
The countries which enforced a total smoking ban and the enforced start
$B!!!!!!(BThe world map on smoking ban is created by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
The Second Annual Meeting of Tobacco-Free Advocacy held in September, 2013.
Newspaper Herald Tribune International: Japan must move faster on anti-smoking law.
Japanese Government is to promote a policy of the opposite.
$B!!!!!!(BIn 2013, Department of Health, Labor and Welfare announced to assist an establishment of
$B!!!!!!(Bindoor smoking room in restaurant and hotels, and will increase the financial support rate
$B!!!!!!(Bthe present 25% to 50% of the whole construction fee.
Smoking Regulations in Japan is reverse to the world.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government denies a total smoking ban in restaurants
and public places.
$B!!(B Tokyo Metropolitan Government advised to establish a separate smoking-space
in a public place
$B!!!!!!(Bto avoid second-hand smoke.
$B!!!!!!(BNew Tokyo Govorner: Does a world-standard change in smoking control
would come in Tokyo??
Tobacco Sale: The way to sell a tobacco in Japan, in comparison to other countries
The Tobacco Company: Japan Tobacco Inc. is trying to brainwash Japanese people.
Tobacco TV advertising by JT
$B!!(BSmoking causes cancer, heart diseases, and emphysema.
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.
Footprints on the earth of Dr. J. Miyamoto
$B!!(BDomestic Travel in Japan$B!'(BHot-springs, Ryokan, Hotel, Mountains, Shrine, Trip by train and
Prime Minister Abe appears to have badly misjudged on visiting Yasukuni
Japan government aims to keep the population at 100 million in 2060s.
Tax saving's rental housing is mushrooming.
Earthquake at Kumamoto 2016 and Tsunami at Tohoku 2011
The Operation Tomodachi by US Military forces played a Key Role in Post-Tsunami
Overpopulation of the World
Obama speech at Hiroshima
$B!!!!(BPresident Obama is the first American President to visit the Atomic Bomb
Dome in Hiroshima.
$B!!(BThe homepage related a smoking ban that is often read on the website.