Leaflet about three laws drafted by Sho Nemoto
SHO NEMOTO, who served as a member of House of Representatives dealt out leaflet (below) to his former supporters after retireing in 1924. The Core of both "Act of Prohibiting the Smoking of Tobacco by Minors" and "Juvenail Alcohol Prohibition Act" are still in operation. In Japan, minimum legal age for alcohol consumption and smoking tobacco are age 20 since these acts were set.
Copies of the Three LAWS drafted By Sho Nemoto, now well enforced.
THE NATIONAL FREE EDUCATION LAW
The Ordinance is as follows:
The Text of the National Free Education Act reads as follows:
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
JUVENILE ALCOHOL ACT NOW IN EFFECT
The ordinance follows:
The text of the juvenail alcohol prohibition act reads:--
RECOVERY FROM THE ECONOMICAL DEPRESSION
By SHO NEMOTO
The recovery from the present economical depression that is now daily increasing throughout not only Japan but all countries is a matter that should be carefully considered by us all.
First then, I believe the right and speedy way to bring about the betterment of the economical situation is to work for prohibition.
An immense amount of money is not only wasted by the drinking habits of the people, but the people are demoralized and degraded by the use of alcoholic liquors.
We hear that at the present time there are half a million people out of employment. To change this sad state of things we wish to know what course to pursue.
We are happy to know that the Emperor of Japan does not take any alcoholic beverages, nor is he a user of tobacco. This was much praised when Count Futaara in an address, stated the reply of the Crown Prince when asked why he did not take wine on his trip to Europe: His Majesty
replied: Wine or sake is useless.
On the same voyage Rear-Admiral Yamamoto asked His Highness who was then Crown Prince, why he did not smoke? His Majesty replied, "Yamamoto, Do you not know The Anti-Smoking law for Minors ?" His Majesty was not then twenty years of age. The Rear-Admiral was mortified and shamed by the instructive answer of the Crown Prince.
Recently His Highness, Prince Chichibu and the Princess made a trip to the North. The Governor of Fukushima Prefecture made careful preparation to entertain His Highness, and among other things sent to Nada, near Kobe, five hundred miles away where the best grapes in Japan are grown, for a supply of wine. But his Highness did not touch a drop of wine of any sort.
His temperate life may be due in part at least, to the influence of his consort who was educated in a Friend's School in the United states.
This I say after the Experience of Eighty years.
Tokio, October 9,1931.
MIYACHIYO KATO CLINIC