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Fri May 28, 2010

Apology for poor management

We apologize for the poor management of our website. Its structure will break down when shown on Mac machines, illustrations indicating category of venue have disappeared, there has been no new blog entry, etc.... We wonder if we can implement our directory functions on Facebook by using its applications, instead of the current site based on a commercial blog service. Does somebody here have any ideas?


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Mon December 07, 2009

Smoke-Free Style hits Kansai Scene

This website appeared on the Feature article in November 2009 issue of Kansai Scene, a Kansai-centric free monthly magazine.

Please check it out.


posted by sam at 00:02:01 JST on Mon December 07, 2009 | Comment(2) | TrackBack(0) | blog | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする

Thu August 13, 2009

Post your favorite smoke-free bars/restaurants

Do you have stamping grounds where you can enjoy eating/drinking in a smoke-free environment?

We would appreciate it if you would let us know them in the form of a comment on this post as follows:


1. Name of Bar/Restaurant

2. Address

3. Website

4. Hours

5. Closed Day

6. Seating (Capacity)

7. Nearest Station

8. Expected Per-Capita Price

9. Menu

10. How To Get There

11. Insider Tips


posted by sam at 04:03:27 JST on Thu August 13, 2009 | Comment(1) | TrackBack(0) | blog | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする

Wed May 27, 2009

World No Tobacco Day in 2009

The TASPO tobacco vending machine is pervading Japan, but the TASPO card is less pervasive. And Osaka's municipal law that forbids street smoking on Mido-suji Avenue went effective in October 2007, but it has been implemented less effectively. In the meanwhile, May 31 is coming this year as well--World No Tobacco Day.

Buying a pack of tobacco should be appreciated because not only the tobacco price includes more than 60% tax but also part of the tax contributes to the paying of a debt Japan Railways, or JR left when it was privatized, though more and more seats on the train and spots at the station are disappearing where you can smoke. And the advocacy on smoke-freed public places is only meant for the keeping away from passive smoke. However, tobacco is always somehow controversial somewhere.

You may remember you were surprised at how paradisiacal it is for smokers here right from your first step in Japan. Or it looked strange that some of the passengers who just had disembarked from the airplane rushed into the tiny booth for smoking.

Stopping by at a pub or bar makes you fed up with the smoky ambience, which prevents you from enjoying the aroma of wine or brew.

On a razzle-dazzle floor of night club, a light on cigarette often passes quite close to you or burns your clothes in the worst of times.

And even at a bus stop with a “No Smoking” signboard posted, you cannot escape from smoke, as well as exhaust gas--sometimes a driver of bus is smoking for a rest.

Nonetheless, the movement to smoke-freed public places is slowly in progress even here in Japan. At stations of the nine major private railroads in Kanto, smoking is entirely forbidden. In a taxi, so it is in metropolitan areas such as Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Aichi, and Fukuoka. However, what's on earth going on in Kansai? As for taxi, in Kyoto, a smoke-free policy has been applied just since March 1 this year (in Nara and Shiga, since May 31, 2008). Anyway, in terms of smoke-freeing public spaces, Kansai in general is behind other areas; especially when compared to Kanagawa Prefecture that has established the municipal law subject to punishment to ban smoking in public places.

Are Kansaian people more tolerant of everything? It may need more examinations, but there should be many, who like to spend their time in clean air because they most certainly think they just want to do so and will never try to exclude smokers or eliminate spaces for smoking. They only hope that Japan's society will comply with the WHO tobacco control treaty--the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)--which Japan has ratified and that the relevant domestic law (the Health Promotion Law) which includes an article to prevent exposure to secondhand smoke in public places will be enforced more effectively.


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Sat May 23, 2009

World No Tobacco Day (5)--Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Are Kansaian people more tolerant of everything?

It may need more examinations, but there should be many, who like to spend their time in clean air because they most certainly think they just want to do so and will never try to exclude smokers or eliminate spaces for smoking.

They only hope that Japan's society will comply with the WHO tobacco control treaty--the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)--which Japan has ratified and that the relevant domestic law (the Health Promotion Law) which includes an article to prevent exposure to secondhand smoke in public places will be enforced more effectively.



posted by sam at 08:52:36 JST on Sat May 23, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | blog | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする

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