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Finance Minister of Japan Rocks Gangster-style for G-20 Trip.
Finance ministers are not often recognized for their fashion sense. However, Japanese finance minister Taro Aso
set ablaze with his gangster-style attire as he was leaving Japan for the G-20 meeting in Moscow.
Source: Wall Street Journal, Feburaury 15, 2013
Political Background: Abe-Aso Cabinet leaders to support smoking
In June 2017, the former Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Shiozaki has said that the anti-smoke law should
not be ashamed before the world. The minister stressed that many citizens still suffer serious second-hand smoke
in public facilities,such as restaurants and workplaces. He also said,' For the 2020 Tokyo-Olympic, we are
responsible for succeeding the tradition of the Olympic without tobacco.
If a restricted exception was set up at a small-scale restaurant, the Minister said that the principles and exceptions
would reserve and in most restaurants and bars, and the user can put a cigarette at a food-serving shop.
The flow of politics has changed greatly toward unfavorable direction, in August 2017.Prime Minister Abe and
Finance Minister, Aso dismissed Minister Shiozaki, because he disagreed to a request of LDP members who
admit smoking in the restaurant and bars. As a result, the Tobacco Chairperson of LDP was nominated as
a Minisiter in demand of Tokyo Olympic Games. He is the brother in law of Finance Minister Aso. At the same time,
Representative Kato, who claims a separate smoking booth in a restaurant, was newly appointed as the next
Minister of Health.
Mr. Aso was in good humor in a pub, before he resigned in 2009.
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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The article was written in August 2017, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., Ph.D.
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