A lonely wolf country (Japan), by Junhaku Miyamoto
The book entitled ' A lonely-wolf country' is available at major net-side
book stores, throughout Japan.
The left-side photo was taken at the third floor of Kinokuniya Bookstore,
at Shinjuku on October 25, 2015.
Online bookstores: Ippiki-okami-no-kuni ( in Japanese title )
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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.
The book has been published in September, 2015.
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Footprints on the earth of Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto
Index$B!!!!(BCaricature$B!!!!(B Color-slide commentary (All in Japanese )
You can understand very quickly the detailed restriction of smoking in
Japan and the rest of the world.
No such book has been published in the past.
This is an advertisement which showed in a JR train in Tokyo.
COPYRIGHT(C) 2015. JUNHAKU MIYAMOTO
A photography that is taken inside of the commuter train in Tokyo.
$B!!(BDid you ever know that?
In 2004, the Government of Japan signed the international treaty of the WHO's
Framework Convention on Tobacco Control,
that defines a total smoking ban in a public indoor space. The both Houses
of Councilors and Representatives of Japan
approved it in the same year. However, Japanese Government has been neglected
since then, over eleven years,
and rather promoted to create and maintain smoking facilities inside of
a building, providing a fifty percent grant
for a new construction of a smoking room. The government's policy is not
a total smoking ban, but a creation of a smoking
facility in a public building.
This book, A lonely-wolf country is described as that Japan is the country
resembling a wolf, which lives lonely among
the rest of the world.
In February 2010, NHK TV News showed the Japanese Government addressed
a local authority to accept a total
smoking ban in public indoor spaces. The Department of Health, Labor and Welfare now recognized the adverse
of second-hand smoke, which can cause myocardial infarction, lung cancer,
and further; the separate room
for smokers may not prevent an outward flow of the toxic gas from cigarette
into the nonsmoking space.
However, after the Kanagawa Pref. Anti-smoke law, which allowed a smoking
in a room of buildings, took
effect, this call for a total smoking ban in an indoor public space through
TV screen, fade out as a sparkler.
More than 60 chemicals present in cigarette smoke,
have been identified as cancer causing.
The author has given a lecture speech at Matsuyama in September 2015
This snap photo was taken at that time, with a moment of harmonious with
Minister Shiozaki, who is
the head of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japanese Government.
Japan$B!G(Bs effort to curb exposure to secondhand smoke is one of the worst in the world.
Health ministry 2016
A lonely wolf country (Japan)
The article was written in November 2015, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
Information was added in September 2016.
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