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Okay..

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Not Okay, Japan needs to introduce a ban on smoking indoors to catch up with the developed world, it might even encourage more patronage in izakaya's.

1 ( +10 / -9 )

Isn't anybody else uncomfortable with the picture??

-3 ( +7 / -10 )

As @Sh1mon has mentioned, these little hole in wall nomiyas absolutley reek wall to wall with cigarette smoke. Suffocating really.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

She looks like she's been smoking all her life, yuck

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

Don't like smoking or the "uniform" then don't go to this type of place.  Looks pretty crummy anyway, so not missing much.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Reminds me a bit of this photo:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2019/aug/12/small-is-beautiful-in-tokyo-golden-gai-in-pictures#img-4

Don't like smoking or the "uniform" then don't go to this type of place.

I don't. Why? Because I don't want to end up like this poor lady:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4k12miYJ4M

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

address please

6 ( +8 / -2 )

The objection I have with the photo is the media should not be encouraging unhealthy role models.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

Not uncomfortable with the photo at all. Seen a lot more "uncomfortable" things in Japan in the last 30 years.

Yes, I agree that Japan should have a blanket smoking ban, but they don't as things stand. No one forces you to go there. My local and STILL favourite Yakitori has yet to ban smoking but you will still have to wait 30-90 minutes to get in unless you arrive very early even though it it very obvious that there has been a massive decline in smoking. We are all aware of the dangers of second hand smoke and the discomfort it can cause but you DO have a choice where to patronage.

As for the Waitress/Bartender - who has a problem with that..and why???

5 ( +7 / -2 )

As for the waitress/bartender, you should note that it is a costume bar, and I don't think that is a waitress, more likely a barman.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

...one of the 50,000 dive bars in Tokyo...

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@LB315

Isn't anybody else uncomfortable with the picture??

Do you mean it's not a real Playboy Club?

(Playboy has reopened it's first club venue in the US following a 30-year absence).

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