Headlines Tagged with Japan — 2,117 headlines found
Establishments can build a separate smoking room under the latest proposal. And places with less than 30 sq. meters of floor space would not be affected by the restrictions — excluding a huge number of establishments in space-challenged Japan.
Mar 13, 2017 Japan Times (jp)
added Mar 13, 2017 13:51
Japan is moving to pass its strictest-ever smoking laws, but the country's powerful tobacco lobby wants to stub out measures that were adopted years ago by other developed nations. The government is keen to change Japan's image as a puffing paradise - sm
Mar 10, 2017 AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:29
The “manners” drive has created the often bizarre situation where smokers sitting on terraces outside restaurants or bars are obliged to come indoors to light up. Japan Tobacco...has seized on this oddity in an effort to dilute the blanket ban on indoor
Mar 5, 2017 Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 8, 2017 15:21
A smoking ban the health ministry plans to impose on most restaurants will cover small izakaya (taverns) and yakitori eateries, informed sources said. The amending the health promotion law, the ministry aims to prohibit indoor smoking at bars and restau
Feb 26, 2017 Japan Times (jp)
added Mar 3, 2017 21:59
Around 96 billion cigarettes will be sold in Japan in 2017, a 9.6-percent drop from the previous year as health-conscious lifestyles continue to spread around the nation, Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) has forecast.
Mar 1, 2017 Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Mar 2, 2017 18:31
[Asia-pacific, Japan] Health ministry dilutes plan to ban indoor smoking as restaurant industry, LDP resist
Bending to pressure from the restaurant industry and the Liberal Democratic Party, the health ministry has watered down its plan to ban indoor smoking in basically all facilities. Its new proposal for combating secondhand smoke, released Wednesday, now
Mar 2, 2017 Japan Times (jp)
added Mar 2, 2017 12:03
government said Wednesday it plans to ban smoking in restaurants and impose a fine of up to 300,000 yen on individuals who violate the rule, as the host country of the 2020 Olympics wants to implement firmer measures to counter passive smoking.
Mar 2, 2017 Japan Today
added Mar 2, 2017 06:04
Philip Morris International said on Thursday it has more than doubled the stock of its popular iQOS tobacco device in Japan, but demand continues to outstrip supply even as competition intensifies over smokeless products.
Mar 1, 2017 Reuters
added Mar 2, 2017 04:55
There are reports that more than 100 LDP lawmakers receive political donations from the tobacco industry. It’s not known whether the lawmakers oppose the health ministry’s plans in deference to the interest of the tobacco business or related industries.
Feb 24, 2017 Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 25, 2017 15:43
But “Big Tobacco” uses the same playbook everywhere — it hides in the shadows and lets more respected players serve as its advocate. JT and its industry friends are surely the real players on this stage — they’re just staying out of sight, again.
Feb 24, 2017 Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 24, 2017 17:42