'Japan is the only country you can enjoy both drinking and smoking together'

'Japan is the only country you can enjoy both drinking and smoking together'

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TOKYO — The scent of chicken skewers cooking over a charcoal grill mixes with another distinctive odor — cigarette smoke from a handful of white-collar workers unwinding after a busy day at the office.

This scene plays out in small bars across the Japanese capital, where many restaurants and watering holes still allow their customers to smoke.




Image: A man smokes at a tavern in Tokyo

A customer smokes at an izakaya — or tavern — in Tokyo, Japan.