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Japrish: Smokers Etiquette at Harajuku JR Station


Japrish: Smokers Etiquette at Harajuku JR Station

Japrish poster from JR Harajuku (Smoke under the shoe and smoke stand)

The 8th photo in the Japrish photo compilation (my own version of Engrish) is from what could be called a “train commuter/smoker’s etiquette” poster. This is part of a poster (more shots of it to come later) which we spotted at Harajuku JR station in Tokyo.

Japrish poster from JR Harajuku (Smoke under the shoe and smoke stand)

This is just a part of a larger poster... stay tuned to japantravelmate.com to see the rest...

It’s not that the English in this poster is bad (that’s not always the point of Japrish), just that the way they go about explaining what to do and not to do is hilarious. Cigarettes are very cheap in Japan, but they are also quite low in nicotine. Smoking is allowed in most places, such as restaurants and cafes.

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Deano「ヂィノ」 Wormald

Your man in Japan, online since 2009. I used to live in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, and travel to Japan at least once a year for three weeks.


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  1. Japan Australia June 10, 2011

    Good one!! This one is the best so far. Smoking is still allowed in most public places in Japan, but authorities have tried to discourage smoking in public areas such as airports, train stations and government buildings. A lot of places in Japan now have designated smoking rooms with most Japanese smokers complying.

    1. JTM June 10, 2011

      There is much more of this poster to come!

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