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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] EDITORIAL: Tokyo’s move to snuff out public smoking should go nationwide

But the ruling party is making no specific legislative move to codify the principle in the law during the extraordinary Diet session, which is likely to begin in late September. This is clearly the time to launch a nationwide drive to swiftly eliminate
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Sep 12, 2017 11:26
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo set to hold a smoke-free Olympics with ban due in 2019

Governor Yuriko Koike of the Tokyo metropolitan government said Sept. 8 that the ban will be "total" in principle. It will apply to indoor portions of restaurants and public facilities except small establishments with a floor space of 30 square meters o
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Sep 9, 2017 15:31
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo to seek partial smoking ban by 2019, Koike says

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike on Friday announced that the metropolitan government plans to ban smoking in and around public facilities by 2019 and asked Tokyoites for opinions on what to include in the proposed ordinance. “In 2019 Tokyo will host the Rugby W
Japan Times (jp)
added Sep 8, 2017 15:10
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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] Politics is faster, more effective in Japan's capital, new governor says

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike...said she plans to introduce an anti-smoking ban in the Japanese capital before the 2020 Olympics. Efforts for a national ban on smoking in public died in parliament this year, opposed by many pro-smoking politicians in the L
Reuters
added Aug 7, 2017 12:09
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] PESEK: The LDP’s tobacco addiction tells a much bigger story

Tokyo is as hooked on the ¥2 trillion of tax revenues tobacco adds to state coffers annually as smokers are to nicotine. The LDP is so addicted to tobacco cash that 90 percent of members oppose an indoor smoking ban. The LDP championing cigarettes is emb
Japan Times (jp)
added Aug 7, 2017 12:06
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Indoor smoking ban bill stymied by LDP resistance ahead of Olympics

Legislative efforts in Japan to address the public health hazards caused by passive smoking have been stalled by political bickering driven by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 30, 2017 12:05
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[Asia-pacific] Bill to address passive smoking in Japan in limbo

After a failed attempt to submit a bill to parliament during the latest session, Japan’s Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry hopes to bring one before an extra session likely to convene in fall. But despite health experts pointing out that Japan lags beh
TODAYonline (sg)
added Jul 28, 2017 15:01
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[Japan] Political bickering puts bill to address passive smoking in limbo

"We were unable to hold sufficient scientific evidence-based discussions," health minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki, a lawmaker from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and a key proponent of tackling passive smoking, said shortly after the 150-day Diet session
Japan Today
added Jul 27, 2017 15:35
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