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[Asia-pacific] Will Japan really get tough on smoking or is it just hot air?

“We also want to make a smoke-free Olympics and give foreigners who come for the Games a good impression of Japan’s attitude towards smoking.” Still, even these weakened restrictions are facing challenges as some MPs from the ruling Liberal Democratic P
Asian Correspondent.com (Hybrid News Ltd)
added Mar 24, 2017 02:50
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[Asia-pacific] Japan’s bid to go smoke-free for 2020 Olympics faces strong resistance

It is unclear how stringent the restrictions will be given the staunch resistance from those in the restaurant and hotel industries who cater to smokers, as well as the country’s powerful tobacco lobby. The original proposal envisioned a ban on all ind
Asian Correspondent.com (Hybrid News Ltd)
added Mar 22, 2017 14:13
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[Asia, Japan] EDITORIAL: Banning smoking at eateries a realistic way to protect nonsmokers’ health

Damage to people’s health caused by passive smoking, the inhaling of other people’s cigarette smoke, should not be left unaddressed. Measures should be advanced steadily in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Mar 14, 2017 15:50
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Japan’s tobacco lobby seeks to head off indoor smoking ban

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
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 8, 2017 15:21
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[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
Japan Times (jp)
added Mar 2, 2017 12:03
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Japan eyes ban on smoking in restaurants, fining violators

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.
Japan Today
added Mar 2, 2017 06:04
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Efforts to stop passive smoking

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.
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 25, 2017 15:43
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[Asia] LETTER: ‘Big Tobacco’ is at it again in Japan

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.
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 24, 2017 17:42
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[Asia, Japan] EDITORIAL: Efforts to stop passive smoking

opponents should realize that passive smoking is a real health hazard — and that Japan’s efforts to address the problem are long overdue...more than 100 LDP lawmakers receive political donations from the tobacco industry. It’s not known whether the lawmak
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 24, 2017 14:35
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[Asia, Japan] Let’s discuss bans on smoking

It remains unclear, however, how forceful a step the ministry can take toward stamping out the nation’s long-standing tolerance of secondhand smoke in public facilities, as it faces staunch resistance from those in the restaurant and hotel industries who
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 13, 2017 14:49
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