Posted by: Agu
What kind of license do you have in your country?
When you want to buy the cigarette in the vending machine in Japan,
you need the license card called "Taspo".
This is the card proving that you reach the age allowed to buy the cigarette.
(more than 20 years old)
This system started about 2 years ago in order to prevent underage smoking.
On the vending machine, you can find the IC Reader.
You just put your Taspo card on it, and you can buy the cigarette.
Taspo has the function of electronic money.
As long as you charge money to your Taspo in advance,
you don't need to carry cash to buy the cigarette.
Of course, you can buy the cigarette by cash.
If you don't have Taspo,
Don't worry. There's a way to buy the cigarette even without Taspo.
Just go to the convenience store or somewhere people sell it.
Do you have this kind of license card in your country?
Posted by: Agu (September 9, 2010 2:11 PM)