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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo vote becomes testing ground for national debates

From anti-smoking measures to waiving high school tuition, candidates in the closely watched race for the Tokyo assembly are bidding for the public's support on some of Japan's biggest policy debates.
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jun 28, 2017 13:34
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[Asia-pacific] Japan’s government is in two minds about smoking

ministry of finance makes more than ¥2trn ($18bn) a year from tobacco taxes and owns about a third of Japan Tobacco... The health ministry fears that the proposed ban may now not go ahead. The Liberal Democrat Party wants smoking to remain widely permitte
The Economist
added Jun 23, 2017 15:40
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] DEN: A smoke-free Tokyo as an Olympic legacy

What is more important than its performance during the Summer Games, however, is the question as to what kind of legacy Tokyo can leave for the future generation of the people in Japan. To make Tokyo a smoke free-capital would undoubtedly be a legacy of t
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 20, 2017 16:34
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[Asia-pacific] A TOBACCO-FREE 2020 OLYMPICS ... OR IS JAPAN BLOWING SMOKE?

Unsurprisingly, Sakuta favours a ban on smoking in all public buildings “with no exceptions”. However, opponents of such a move point out that smoking is already forbidden on the streets of Tokyo and some other cities, meaning regulations on puffing insi
South China Morning Post
added Jun 19, 2017 20:30
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Indoor smoking ban shelved as LDP and health ministry reach impasse, sources say

the ministry and the LDP still cannot agree on what kinds of eating and drinking establishments should be designated as exceptions to an indoor smoking ban. The current Diet session is set to end on June 18, after which an extraordinary Diet session is e
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 6, 2017 19:23
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Gov't stubs out hopes of secondhand smoke bill passage this Diet session

An ongoing clash between the health ministry and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has extinguished hopes a bill to strengthen anti-secondhand smoke measures will be passed during the current Diet session as planned, government and opposition sou
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Jun 3, 2017 11:36
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Health ministry caves to LDP, shelves restaurant smoking ban vow

The health ministry on Friday decided not to include a pledge to ban smoking in restaurants in its long-term policy on cancer control, yielding to pressure from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to leave the lax regulations intact. The Health, Labor a
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 2, 2017 17:19
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: LDP should back Tokyo chapter’s lead on indoor smoking ban

But it is hard to believe the LDP is so foolish as to dupe voters in Tokyo to win the election. There is no reason why what the party can do in Tokyo cannot be done on a national level. The LDP’s Tokyo chapter should make serious efforts to persuade th
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jun 1, 2017 18:14
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Health ministry ponders 2020 goal to eliminate secondhand smoking at restaurants, bars

The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry is considering setting a goal of eliminating secondhand smoking at restaurants and bars by 2020, ministry sources said. The goal will be incorporated in a new basic plan on cancer control the ministry will implemen
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added May 31, 2017 17:18
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Pro-tobacco LDP clouds chances of indoor smoking ban in time for Tokyo Games

With the last day of the current Diet session looming, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has faced fierce opposition from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in advancing a bill to curb passive smoking. In a bid to win support from pro-tobacco LDP
Japan Times (jp)
added May 31, 2017 14:48
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