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From the oldest to the richest: Bridge players aim to make their mark

Asian Games....The venerable card game bridge made its debut at the world’s second-biggest multi-sport event after the Olympics...Hartono, who heads the South East Asia Bridge Federation, is better known as head of tobacco conglomerate Djarum Group.
Reuters
added Aug 23, 2018 00:14
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Japan] Following Tokyo’s lead, more cities eye tougher rules against passive smoking

Of the 20 ordinance-designated cities surveyed, Chiba, for example, plans to draft its own ordinance against passive smoking, and Hamamatsu, Osaka and Sakai are considering joining prefecture-level efforts to tighten related regulations, the Jiji Press s
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 29, 2018 22:35
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[Asia-pacific] Restaurateurs hedge their bets on Japan anti-smoking law

Large chains ‘need to be selective’ on which locations to make entirely smoke-free
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jul 27, 2018 05:36
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[Japan] Tokyo focuses on environment two years out from Olympics

Tokyo was set to be the smokiest Olympics in years if no action was taken, anti-smoking activists said. “Last month, the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly approved a passive smoking prevention ordinance that goes one step further than nationwide regulations,”
Reuters
added Jul 23, 2018 23:42
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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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