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[Asia, Japan] EDITORIAL: Steadily implement steps to prevent passive smoking toward 2020 Games

Strengthening support, guidance and supervision for restaurants and bars will be essential for ensuring this policy is effective. Other local governments also should devise passive smoking countermeasures tailored to their own regional conditions.
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Jul 20, 2018 02:52
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[Asia, Japan] Positive move, but more steps needed

Some experts have criticized the revision as insufficient compared to regulations implemented in recent Olympic and Paralympic host cities, where indoor smoking was prohibited. For this reason, the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly enacted in June an ordinance
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Jul 18, 2018 22:39
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[Asia-pacific] Japan’s watered-down smoking ban clears Diet

The Diet on Wednesday passed an amendment that will ban smoking in public facilities for the first time as the nation — long deemed a haven for smokers — scrambles to combat secondhand smoke in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Games. The ban will be implem
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 18, 2018 15:25
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[Japan] Expert welcomes passive smoking law

Fumihiko Wakao of the National Cancer Center said that although the law is imperfect, it is a step forward in Japan, which lags behind other nations in terms of measures against passive smoking. He said people exposed to secondhand smoke are at 1.3 time
NHK WORLD (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) (jp)
added Jul 18, 2018 15:19
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Revised law still allows smoking in most bars and restaurants

Japan will host a far from smoke-free Olympics after watered-down revisions to the passive smoking law passed in the Upper House on July 18 let most bars and restaurants off the hook. The revision of the Health Promotion Law will permit smoking at eatin
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jul 18, 2018 15:17
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Coughing Up Reform: Japan Tightens Smoking Laws a Little ($$)

Parliament passed a law Wednesday barring smoking in restaurants and bars with more than 100 square meters, or about 1,100 square feet, of space, except for separate and sealed smoking rooms. For the first time, the law sets fines for violators, with ill
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jul 18, 2018 14:55
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[Japan] 2020 Games prompts smoking law revision

Japan's revision of a law to boost measures against passive smoking was prompted by Tokyo's designation as host city of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The International Olympic Committee urges host countries to aim for a smoke-free Games.
NHK WORLD (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) (jp)
added Jul 18, 2018 14:32
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] ‘Life or death’: Tokyo pub owners fear impact of tougher smoking laws

Under an anti-smoking ordinance adopted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly last month, the 73-year-old owner of a small udon (wheat noodles) restaurant in the Takadanobaba district will soon have to make a choice: declare the entire interior nonsmoking o
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 10, 2018 17:46
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Chiba planning to snuff out most smoking at restaurants

The municipal government here is following the lead of Tokyo, seeking to make the majority of eating and drinking establishments in Chiba smoke-free. Chiba officials have drafted an ordinance to take measures against passive smoking, which are stricter t
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jul 10, 2018 12:59
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Restaurant chains are taking the smoking ban into their own hands

Smoke-free is slowly but surely becoming the new norm for Japanese chain dining. The past six months have seen a handful of prominent family restaurants and fast-food establishments take steps toward banning tobacco from their stores. Italian-themed ea
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 8, 2018 02:36
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