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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Anti-tobacco group chides Olympic minister over smoking areas for Tokyo 2020

The Japan Society for Tobacco Control released a statement on Aug. 10 demanding Shunichi Suzuki, the minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, retract a statement about allowing designated smoking areas rather than making the games smoke-free.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Aug 11, 2017 14:14
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[Asia-pacific] Majority of Japan’s governors back stronger steps against passive smoking: survey

Over 70 percent of Japan’s 47 governors think tougher measures are needed to reduce passive smoking, but less than half support the government’s proposal to basically ban indoor smoking at restaurants, a Kyodo News survey shows. The results of the surve
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 23, 2017 15:22
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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] 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] Who wants to eat with diners who smoke, asks WHO official

A key World Health Organization official visiting Tokyo to press for a smoking ban in all public places said it is unthinkable in other countries to eat in a restaurant where diners were smoking. Douglas Bettcher, WHO director of the Department for Prev
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Apr 10, 2017 15:04
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Tokyo 2020 main stadium to be completely smoke-free: Japan Sport Council

The new national stadium being planned for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics is to be completely smoke-free, with no smoking rooms, it was learned from the Japan Sport Council (JSC) on March 30.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Mar 31, 2017 18:06
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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] 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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Draft bill against public smoking in Japan extends to restaurants, sets fines

Under a bill to be submitted to the Diet in early March to revise Japan's Health Promotion Act, made public on Jan. 30, three tiers of smoking regulations would be established for facilities used by large numbers of people: a smoking ban on the premises,
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Feb 1, 2017 13:59
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[Asia, Japan] Health ministry gears up for possible ban on smoking in public areas

The health ministry is considering a legal revision to ban smoking in public areas to help bring Japan’s battle against secondhand smoke in line with the global standard ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, an official said Tuesday. It remains unclear, how
Japan Times (jp)
added Jan 31, 2017 14:29
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