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[Japan] Chiyoda Ward increases financial support for indoor smoking areas

Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward, where smoking outside on the street is banned, has begun introducing measures to increase the financial support offered for indoor smoking areas -- with the first such location opening on Jan. 19.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Feb 1, 2015 16:56
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[Asia] Japan Tobacco's Full Privatization Worth Considering, Abe Says

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government should consider selling its remaining stake in Japan Tobacco Inc. (2914) as the country debates raising funds to pay for a corporate tax cut.
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Nov 5, 2014 10:36
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[Japan] Taking cue from McDonald's, Masuzoe eyes smoking ban for all Tokyo restaurants

metropolitan government will consider putting a smoking ban in all restaurants in the capital before it hosts the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. "Japan is the only advanced nation where smoking is permitted at restaurants. We'd like to pass an ordina
Japan Times (jp)
added Aug 17, 2014 07:11
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[Asia, Japan] Tougher rules eyed for tobacco shops

The Finance Ministry will strengthen a regulation on opening cigarette shops in a bid to avoid excessive competition among retailers amid falling sales. After seeking public opinion, the ministry plans to introduce the tougher regulation in August. If r
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added May 31, 2014 23:56
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[Japan] Low-nicotine cigarettes not so low in practice

Depending on the way in which they are smoked, the doses delivered from low-nicotine cigarettes can end up not being as low as their packages advertise, warn experts at a national health facility.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Apr 20, 2014 07:40
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[Asia, Japan] JT applies for cigarette price hike

Japan Tobacco Inc. has applied for government approval to raise cigarette prices in April in line with the consumption tax increase to 8 percent from the current 5 percent, according to the company.
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Jan 31, 2014 14:46
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Japan Tobacco Cuts 1,600 Jobs in Buyouts, Closes 4 Factories

Japan Tobacco Inc. (2914) is cutting 1,600 jobs and closing four factories in the country as part of its plan to boost domestic competitiveness and profitability. The job cuts, or about 18 percent of the company’s workforce, will be made through a volun
Bloomberg News
added Oct 30, 2013 13:05
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Japanese convenience store chain going healthy

Lawson Inc., Japan's second-largest convenience store chain, said Tuesday it will strengthen its health-related business as part of a midterm strategy to tap into the growing number of health-conscious customers in the aging society.
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 13, 2013 15:41
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[Japan] Anti-Smoking Lobby Goes After Studio Ghibli's New Film

Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki smokes. A lot. And so do the characters in his latest film, Kaze Tachinu. It's like nearly every character, save for the female lead, smokes in Kaze Tachinu. If you think about the 1920s and 30s setting, the exces
Kotaku (kr)
added Aug 14, 2013 12:36
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[Australia, Japan] LETTER: Weighing the costs and benefits

Secondhand smoke does pose a health risk to people who work in bars and restaurants that allow smoking, but those workers are consenting third parties. Many jobs are hazardous
Japan Times (jp)
added May 25, 2013 13:37
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