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Japan likely to tolerate smoking at restaurants after LDP's resistance

The ministry, which initially planned to ban smoking at restaurants excluding those with a floor space of up to 30 square meters, is now leaning toward allowing smoking at restaurants with a floor space of up to 150 square meters.
Japan Today
added Nov 17, 2017 19:11
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Health ministry proposes laxer indoor smoking rules, but with a catch

Under the ministry's proposal, in principle lighting up would be banned in eating and drinking establishments except in dedicated smoking rooms. However, smoking would be permitted in places with total floor areas of 150 square meters and under, and 100
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Nov 17, 2017 19:13
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Japan health ministry to water down proposal on restaurant smoking: media

health ministry is likely to drastically water down a proposal restricting smoking in restaurants, media said on Friday, a move that risks Tokyo becoming one of the unhealthiest hosts of the Olympic Games hosts in years.
Reuters
added Nov 17, 2017 15:18
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] After resistance from ruling LDP, health ministry waters down planned smoking rules at eateries and bars

The health ministry has drastically relaxed its planned regulations on indoor smoking at restaurants, after a plan to tolerate smoking only at small eateries and bars met with opposition from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, government sources said Th
Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:54
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[Japan] More firms introducing anti-smoking measures

An increasing number of Japanese companies are stepping up efforts to protect employees from the health hazard of smoking at a time when the central and local governments are studying measures to curb the public's exposure to secondhand smoke. Convenien
Japan Today
added Oct 29, 2017 16:51
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Is Japan losing the fight against smoke-free legislation?

If the silent majority of non-smokers’ voices are not heard because of the vocal minority of smokers, the problem Japan will be facing will be profound. Given that politicians in Japan are often forced to agree with the party’s decisions (known as Tougi-k
BMJ Group blogs
added Oct 26, 2017 17:18
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[Asia-pacific] Facing LDP resistance, Japan approves cancer policy without tougher smoking ban

The government failed to toughen a passive smoking ban in its new program to fight cancer — approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday — due to a lack of support from the ruling party representing affected industries. In June, a health ministry expert panel sug
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 25, 2017 00:07
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Japan fails to toughen passive smoking ban due to resistance

The Japanese government failed to toughen a passive smoking ban in its new anticancer program, which was approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday... The existing anticancer program calls for eradication of passive smoking at government buildings and medical fa
Kyodo News Service (jp)
added Oct 24, 2017 13:46
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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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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo moves to protect kids from passive smoking at home, in cars

The Tokyo metropolitan assembly is set to pass an ordinance Oct. 5 to prohibit smoking in private homes and cars if there are children around. The idea, at this stage largely symbolic as the ordinance would not carry penalties for violators, is to prote
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:09
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