So I'll eventually be moving to Tokyo, Japan in a few months.
I've heard that Japan has a huge smoking problem. Is this true? I HATE SMOKING with a passion, and after living in 100% smoking ban States for my entire life, I'm wondering just how bad the smoking problem is in Japan. Do most restaurants and public spaces in Japan allow smoking?
I forced my Japanese boyfriend to quit smoking, which he now has been smoke free for almost two years! I just really hope the smoking isn't too out of control there. I remember being warned that Paris, France was horrible about smoking, but I found it totally manageable and about the same as NYC when it came to smokers.
I heard there were smoking bans being enforced in Japan, but I'm wonder how well that is going, since the country is notorious for being smoker-friendly.