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At 286 Times Profit, Japan Tobacco Bets Big on American Spirit

Japan Tobacco Inc. is making one of the most expensive deals in the tobacco world in a bet that more smokers, especially Japanese ones, will get hooked on Natural American Spirit cigarettes. On Tuesday, Asia’s largest listed tobacco company agreed to pay
Bloomberg News
added Sep 30, 2015 16:08

[Asia, Asia-pacific] UPDATE 1-Japan Tobacco in talks to buy Reynolds assets worth $5 bln -Bloomberg

Japan Tobacco Inc is in advanced talks to buy assets worth about $5 billion from Reynolds American Inc, including some of the Natural American Spirit tobacco brand, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The talks could still fall apart and the size of the deal
added Sep 25, 2015 14:57

[Japan] Tokyo Governor Takes on Big Tobacco to Push Smoke-Free Olympics

Tokyo earned $1 million from an official Olympics-branded cigarette the last time it hosted the competition. Half a century on, Governor Yoichi Masuzoe is looking to restrict smoking before the 2020 Summer Games.
Bloomberg News
added Aug 22, 2014 06:48

Smoking Rate Drops Below 20% in Japan

The survey found that 19.7% of Japanese adults consider themselves smokers, a decline of 1.2 percentage points from 2013. Roughly 15.3 million men and 5.3 million women in Japan are smokers, the company said. The percentage of female smokers fell to 9.8
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Jul 31, 2014 08:58

[Italy, Japan] Marlboro to Introduce Device That Heats Real Tobacco

Marlboro HeatStick, which heats tobacco rather than burning it, in cities in Japan and Italy later this year, with further expansion in 2015. The short, cigarettelike sticks are heated to maximum of 660 degrees Fahrenheit (350 degrees Celsius) to create a
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 27, 2014 14:53

[UK] TCI presses Tokyo to sell its Japan Tobacco stake ($$)

Children’s Investment Fund has escalated its campaign against Japan Tobacco, calling for the Japanese government to sell off its remaining stake in the company. In a letter to Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, ahead of JT’s annual shareholder vote next
Financial Times (uk)
added May 20, 2014 16:41

[Japan, UK-Scotland] Tobacco industry funding fight against plain cigarette packaging

Representative bodies for grocers, petrol stations and wholesalers -all of which are lobbying against a policy supported by the Scottish and UK Governments - have taken money from a multi-billion pound tobacco industry opposed to the restrictions. Plai
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added May 19, 2014 11:28

[Asia, Japan, Malaysia] It doesn't pay to smoke

In Japan, penalty is the deterrent to enforce a smoke-free environment. Last October, five teachers in Osaka were caught sneaking off between classes to smoke outside the school gates. The Board of Education fined the teachers ¥500,000 (RM15,290) each f
The Star (my)
added Apr 28, 2013 19:29

Japan to Sell $10 Billion Stake in Cigarette Firm

The Finance Ministry, which owns just over 50 percent of the former state monopoly, will sell 333 million of its shares in the cigarette manufacturer, according to a company statement issued on Monday.
New York Times
added Feb 25, 2013 11:37

[Japan] Fukushima tobacco farmers prepare to ship

Farmers in Fukushima Prefecture have harvested leaf tobacco for the first time since cultivation was temporarily stopped due to the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, and are making preparations to ship the product around December.
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Sep 24, 2012 16:23
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