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What's new in Japan?
Sunday, 29 June 2008
New rule for buying cigaret.
Mood:  special
Topic: Survival

What is this?

This is a card called "Tasupo".

 


If you want to buy a carton of cigarets by a vending machine, you need to identify being old enough by using this card.
Otherwise you have to go to a cigarette shop.
The new rule starts from July 1st.
In Japan there are so many various vending machines including cigarets.
All cigaret vending machines are equipped of age identification function using Tasupo.

Is this a good time to swear off smoking ! !



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"Most useful/Most useless travel tips in Japan"


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Posted by kanaday at 6:49 PM KDT
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Sunday, 1 June 2008
Fasten Seat belt
Mood:  lazy
Topic: Survival

What is this?

."Revision the Road Traffic Law" started.
Such as the seat belt wearing at back seats of the car be obligated in Japan.
The driver will be penalized if the back seated person are not wearing the seat belt on highways.

This rule started from June 1st 2008.

A warning message by policeman may be transferred to the driver on non-highway.

If you get on a taxi, please fasten seat belt on highway.



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"Most useful/Most useless travel tips in Japan"


www.kanaday.com



Posted by kanaday at 7:12 PM KDT
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Monday, 12 March 2007
No Day Light Saving in Japan
Mood:  not sure
Topic: Survival

No Day Light Saving in Japan

US and Canada started Day Light Saving from last Sunday.

But there is no Day Light Savung system in Japan.
It means no changing time between summar time and winter time.

Be aware of it.


Please visit my homepage,

"Most useful/Most useless travel tips in Japan"


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Posted by kanaday at 11:32 PM KDT
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Saturday, 24 June 2006
Cool Biz
Mood:  cool
Topic: Survival

Cool Biz started

Cool Biz is
The temperature of the air conditioner in summer is set to 28?Ž for the global heating.
It had started in last summer to spend it comfortably in such an office is "COOL BIZ ".
This campaign is organized by Ministry of the Environment.
Thousands of Japanese companies join this campaign and set the air conditioner temperature as required.

You may feel kind of hot if you wear jacket and tie in offices.
Why don't you take your jacket and tie off?

Many Japanese wear casual wear and no tie.
The special clothing are available which is using much hemp.



We need to fight against "Global Warming".

Note;
The logo of CoolBiz isn't official logo.

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"Most useful/Most useless travel tips in Japan"


www.kanaday.com




Posted by kanaday at 11:01 PM KDT
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Saturday, 24 July 2004
Sahara Desert Airplane
Mood:  special
Topic: Survival

Sahara Desert in an airplane

Japan and French University reported that humidity in an airplane is around 9 %.
It is as same as Sahara desert humidity.

No wonder we feel so thirsty.
Such dried air promotes dehydration.
Take water before boarding and in a airplane.

Posted by kanaday at 12:37 AM KDT
Updated: Sunday, 1 August 2004 5:52 PM KDT
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Sunday, 11 July 2004
Hot days!!
Mood:  special
Topic: Survival

Where is Rainy season?

Rainy season front of this year is weak.
So hot days continue in Tokyo.
It is almost summer.
More than 30 degrees Celsius.

It is better to carry a bottled water with you during sightseeing.
There are many Heat Disorder patients to get on ambulance to hospitals everyday.
Be careful!!



Posted by kanaday at 10:20 PM KDT
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Sunday, 13 June 2004
Volcanos
Mood:  loud
Topic: Survival

Volcano

There are many volcanos in Japan.
Around 1/10 active volcanos in the world locate in Japan.
These volcanos bring Japan many benefits, hot springs and various sight seeing spots etc.

Unfortunately it causes an earthquake.

Please refer to
http://www.kanaday.com/
Survival Earthquake article



Posted by kanaday at 12:10 AM KDT
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