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Because we are required to prevent secondhand smoke, the decision was unavoidable if we put our customers first.

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A senior JR official, saying the growing health consciousness and declining smoking rates among the public are the primary reasons for the complete ban on smoking on all shinkansen trains nationwide.

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8 ( +10 / -2 )

Because we are required to prevent secondhand smoke, the decision was unavoidable if we put our customers first.

The guy sounds quite a bit perturbed that he was "required" to do this.

And it says a lot for him with how he said "if" and not "since".

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Good move. Now extend it to all the coffee shops, restaurants with those useless "smoking areas", side walks, and anywhere people are breathing.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

divinda

And it says a lot for him with how he said "if" and not "since".

You're assuming a lot. I wouldn't be so quick to criticize based on semantics without seeing what the original statement was in Japanese.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

All things to all men statement, with deference to higher authority salving wounds.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Utter garbage.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Not a big surprise. The global development already generally goes from freedom societies to one-sided and strict dictatorships. If you should still need another of the many small indicators, here you are.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

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