I’ve already mentioned on this site Japan’s rather novel approach to smoking. And a couple of days ago I posted some photos of Japan Tobacco’s latest smoking manner campaign.
Since then I’ve come across a few more. So without further ado here they are.
This last one is my personal favourite.
There’s no way I can top that, so I’m not even going to attempt a witty comment.
The “BumpManner” sign breaks me up.
One: Why is it in English?
Two: I lived here in Tokyo for more than twenty years and I cannot remember the last time anyone applogized for bumping into me (even though it’s a daily occurance since I walk on crutches).
Good lord, I remember my harsh induction into the Japanese smoking culture. It was my first day on the job as an eikaiwa (English school) teacher, and the staff and students threw a party for me. After dinner we all went to the local karaoke bar. For the next several hours I was trapped in a room with about 20 other people, of whom 18 were puffing away. My eyes watered so much that I couldn’t even read the lyrics on the TV anymore.
Finally someone asked, “Oh, is the smoke bothering you?” And they opened a window….only to be closed 10 minutes later when someone hinted that they were cold.
And to think that I smoked in college…
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