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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Passive smoking and children

A by-law aimed at protecting children from passive smoking — including in private places like their homes — has been enacted in Tokyo... will help the capital hold the 2020 Olympic Games in a tobacco-free environment — a goal set by both the International
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 14, 2017 16:06
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[Japan] Public smoking regulations may be on horizon for Tokyo

the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer is hosting its annual World Conference on Lung Cancer in Yokohama...We are encouraged that Tokyo may join its peers in implementing smoking bans to protect the lungs and lives of its citizens.
Japan Today
added Sep 27, 2017 00:02
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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 faces murky path to restaurant-smoking ban

The future looks hazy for a Japanese ministry's efforts to extinguish secondhand smoke in restaurants, as pro-tobacco factions in the ruling party cloud negotiations even though less than 20% of the country now lights up.
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added May 9, 2017 14:33
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[Asia-pacific] Japan wrestles over smoking ban as Olympics loom

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) health committee, whose support is essential to introducing the bill in parliament, won't meet ministry officials, saying the revised bill is too strict. The committee chair, Naomi Tokashiki, acknowledges ther
Reuters
added May 2, 2017 15:40
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[Japan] Tokyo struggles with smoking ban ahead of Olympics

Japan's lax laws on smoking have come under fire by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Health Organization (WHO)..."The tobacco issue is something that can't really be solved in a Japanese manner," he said. "Without outside pressure,
DW World (Deutsche Welle) (de)
added May 2, 2017 15:34
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[Japan] Lax indoor smoking rules applied to top ranking ministry officials: Mainichi study

Smoking is allowed in 10 out of 23 offices of Cabinet ministers depending on the minister's own discretion, a Mainichi Shimbun survey has shown, a move which runs counter to the government's efforts on anti-secondhand smoke measures ahead of the Tokyo Ol
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added May 1, 2017 12:48
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[Japan] Editorial: No half-measures on indoor smoking ban

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should end the wrangling over secondhand smoke countermeasures and put together a Health Promotion Act revision bill banning indoor smoking, with no exceptions.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Apr 24, 2017 14:39
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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-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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