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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo governor fights for 'passive smoking' ordinance

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Tuesday that she wants to pass an ordinance that protects non-smokers from passive smoke, calling it a priority ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. She would also like to make the capital Asia's financial hub, promisin
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jul 5, 2017 05:28
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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] The poverty of politics and tobacco policy

does it make any sense for the government to be involved in the business of selling tobacco despite its health risks? Meanwhile, does it serve the interests of Japan Tobacco shareholders to bind the company with special laws as it engages in competition
Japan Times (jp)
added Apr 23, 2017 13:26
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[Asia, Japan] Smoking ban in public facilities would infringe on constitutional rights: LDP lawmakers

Lawmakers from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party voiced forceful opposition Thursday to the health ministry’s attempt to ban smoking in public facilities, throwing a wrench into Japan’s battle against second-hand smoke.
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 9, 2017 16:35
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Can Japan stub out its smoking habit?

With the clock ticking down to 2020 and the opening of the Tokyo Olympic Games, Japan is under pressure to comply with the IOC stipulation that all public spaces in the host city are smoking-free.
Deutsche Welle / DW World (de)
added Feb 8, 2017 15:10
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[Asia, Japan] Bill brings ban on restaurant smoking

The government intends to submit the draft bill to the ordinary Diet session to be convened on Friday. The draft bill calls for a total ban on smoking on the premises of medical institutions and elementary and junior high schools. It imposes a total smo
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Jan 19, 2017 18:52
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[Asia-pacific] Japan must aim for intl standards to block passive smoking damage

Aiming to prevent damage caused by passive smoking, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has compiled a draft of proposals to toughen control measures. The draft calls for total ban on smoking in buildings of government ministries and agencies, and on
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Oct 22, 2016 19:49
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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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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Public remains ignorant of the hazards associated with smoking

If one of Japan’s most knowledgeable journalists admits he wasn’t aware of the greater dangers of sidestream smoke, which informs other countries’ public smoking bans, then it’s likely the average Japanese person isn’t aware of them either. Keeping the
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 23, 2018 18:34
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Lower house passes bills on casinos and smoking controls

The Lower House also passed an antismoking bill on Tuesday, paving the way for its enactment and implementation before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The bill to revise the Health Promotion Law bans indoor smoking at schools, hospitals and pub
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 19, 2018 18:03
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