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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Singapore] Olympic antismoking efforts in Japan run into resistance

However, one policy area is proving particularly problematic for the governor - smoking...Tokyo-to Tobacco Shogyo Kyodo Kumiai Rengokai, which represents tobacco retailers in the capital, said the situation should be dealt with by "improving people's man
AsiaOne (sg)
added Feb 11, 2015 22:17

1 in 8 Japanese women too thin, survey says

The figures reflect slow progress in the implementation of measures against secondhand smoke, despite growing calls to accommodate non-smokers ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Dec 10, 2014 11:59

[Japan] Diet group plans law to reduce secondhand smoke

A suprapartisan group of lawmakers is being formed to draft a new law to prevent secondhand smoking in public spaces ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics... Shigefumi Matsuzawa of Your Party, a small opposition force, proposed the new group an
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 11, 2014 12:13

[Asia, Japan] Smoking rate falls below 20%

Japan’s smoking rate in 2014 fell below 20 percent for the first time since such statistics began in 1965, Japan Tobacco Inc. said Wednesday. The rate decreased for the 19th consecutive year to stand at 19.7 percent, down 1.2 percentage points from the
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Jul 31, 2014 17:19

[Japan] Underage smokers admit to borrowing Taspo cards

About half of underage smokers admit to having borrowed a Taspo, the age-verification IC card used to purchase cigarettes from vending machines, to buy tobacco illegally, according to a recent survey.
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Aug 26, 2013 16:53

[Asia] JAPAN TOBACCO INC : Japan Tobacco Rejects Hedge Fund's Proposals

Shareholders of Japan Tobacco Inc. (2914.TO) Friday voted down a set of proposals by a U.K.-based activist hedge fund, including a sharp dividend hike. The company, known as JT, has already expressed opposition to the proposals put forward by The Childre (fr)
added Jun 21, 2013 10:27

[Japan] Keep booze, smoking age at 20: poll

Nearly 80 percent of respondents to a Cabinet Office survey think the legal age for drinking and smoking should remain at 20.
Japan Times (jp)
added Sep 18, 2012 01:51

Japan Tobacco Profit Jumps 83% on Revival From Earthquake

Japan Tobacco Inc. (2914), Asia’s largest listed cigarette maker by market value, reported first-quarter profit rose 83 percent as it recovered some of the market share lost after last year’s earthquake.
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jul 30, 2012 14:54

Have Your Tobacco Rolled By Sexy Women at Japan’s First “Shag Bar”, Smoking Friends House

“Japan’s first hand-rolled cigarette bar”, Smoke Friends House, opened in Shibuya earlier this month with the hope of adding a little refinement to Japan’s smoking culture.
RocketNews24 (Socio Corporation) (jp)
added Jun 12, 2012 10:56

Japan seeks bankers to manage $5.4 bln Japan Tobacco sale

added May 18, 2012 10:57
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