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[Japan] More restaurant chains go smoke-free ahead of 2020 Games, but izakaya reluctant to alienate customers who drink and smoke

More and more major restaurant chains are making their outlets completely smoke-free ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The central and Tokyo Metropolitan governments are slated to tighten measures against passive smoking to prepare f
Japan Times (jp)
added Dec 15, 2017 22:29
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Japan's ruling bloc approves big corporate tax cut to encourage wage hikes

The tobacco tax will be hiked by 3 yen per cigarette or 60 yen a pack in stages over the next four years, the first such increase since 2010. Taxes will also rise on “heat-not-burn” tobacco in stages over the next five years.
Reuters
added Dec 16, 2017 18:19
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[Asia, Japan] More restaurants going smoke-free by 2020

Considering the planned tighter regulations, the restaurant operators are aiming to lure nonsmoking customers to their outlets, industry sources said. The operators also hope to secure human resources amid a labor shortage by reducing the risk of exposu
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Dec 14, 2017 17:31
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] LETTER: Pushback against smoking ban was pitiful

Japan must catch up with the rest of the world to protect the health of its people. We are appalled to read the recent decision by policymakers in the Nov. 17 story “After LDP resistance, health ministry waters down planned smoking rules at eateries and
Japan Times (jp)
added Dec 8, 2017 09:46
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[Asia] Japanese company prohibits employees from smoking on their commute to the office

smoking will not be allowed anywhere in the building. What’s more, Skylark Group will prohibit employees from smoking anywhere between the building and the closest train station or bus stop. In other words, employees will not be allowed to smoke even when
RocketNews24 (Socio Corporation) (jp)
added Nov 28, 2017 20:38
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[Japan] Tokyo, Once a Cigarette Haven, Could Finally Kick Out the Smokers

Tokyo is considering a ban on smoking indoors in most public places. In this intensely rule-abiding country, some say changing smoking rules would test the resolve of many.
New York Times
added Nov 28, 2017 18:42
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Heat-not-burn tobacco products may be excluded from a planned Tokyo ordinance meant to rein in passive smoking, despite being part of the original plan.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is considering excluding heat-not-burn tobacco products from the scope of a planned ordinance to rein in passive smoking, sources have said. The metropolitan government received a number of public comments opposing the
Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 28, 2017 18:42
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Measures to fight passive smoking diluted again

The problem is that most restaurants and bars in Tokyo could fall under this exception...the health ministry’s reported compromise plan appears to leave open too big a loophole for the measure to have much effect.
Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 25, 2017 01:07
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Big Tobacco Faces Tax Reckoning in Japan on Hot New Devices

Japanese lawmakers are just weeks away from proposing changes that could erode tax advantages for Big Tobacco’s new hope: heat-not-burn products that deliver a nicotine hit without all the smoke and tar of traditional cigarettes. Changes in Japan may al
Bloomberg News
added Nov 22, 2017 12:48
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[Asia-pacific] Japan Tobacco taps exec from international division to be next president

Japan Tobacco Inc. has tapped Masamichi Terabatake, an executive at a unit controlling the cigarette maker’s international operations, to succeed President Mitsuomi Koizumi, sources said Sunday. The leadership change comes as Japan Tobacco, which holds
Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 19, 2017 15:34
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