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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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[Japan] 2020 Games prompts smoking law revision

Japan's revision of a law to boost measures against passive smoking was prompted by Tokyo's designation as host city of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The International Olympic Committee urges host countries to aim for a smoke-free Games.
NHK WORLD (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) (jp)
added Jul 18, 2018 14:32
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] ‘Life or death’: Tokyo pub owners fear impact of tougher smoking laws

Under an anti-smoking ordinance adopted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly last month, the 73-year-old owner of a small udon (wheat noodles) restaurant in the Takadanobaba district will soon have to make a choice: declare the entire interior nonsmoking o
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 10, 2018 17:46
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Chiba planning to snuff out most smoking at restaurants

The municipal government here is following the lead of Tokyo, seeking to make the majority of eating and drinking establishments in Chiba smoke-free. Chiba officials have drafted an ordinance to take measures against passive smoking, which are stricter t
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jul 10, 2018 12:59
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Restaurant chains are taking the smoking ban into their own hands

Smoke-free is slowly but surely becoming the new norm for Japanese chain dining. The past six months have seen a handful of prominent family restaurants and fast-food establishments take steps toward banning tobacco from their stores. Italian-themed ea
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 8, 2018 02:36
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Mixed anti-smoking efforts

It is significant that a local government has introduced regulations stronger than the national legislation on an issue that concerns public health. Similar ordinances are reportedly being considered by some other governments, including in the city of Ch
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 30, 2018 22:16
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[Asia-pacific] Editorial: Let Tokyo's secondhand smoke ordinance set example for rest of Japan

The Olympic and Paralympic event venues will not be limited to Tokyo, however. To expand and ensure the effects and spirit of Tokyo's new ordinance, other prefectural governments who will be hosting events should consider taking similar measures. The ga
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Jun 29, 2018 20:35
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo lawmakers approve anti-smoking ordinance as capital gears up for 2020 Olympics

The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly on Wednesday passed an anti-smoking ordinance that is stricter than the national version currently under consideration, in a move intended to rein in secondhand smoke and create a tobacco-free 2020 Olympics. The capital c
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:45
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Public remains ignorant of the hazards associated with smoking

If one of Japan’s most knowledgeable journalists admits he wasn’t aware of the greater dangers of sidestream smoke, which informs other countries’ public smoking bans, then it’s likely the average Japanese person isn’t aware of them either. Keeping the
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 23, 2018 18:34
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Can Japan Host a Smoke-Free Olympics?

Under the newly revised Health Promotion Law, Japan’s relaxed attitude to tobacco control — rated poorly by the World Health Organization (WHO) — will be confronted with tougher restrictions and fines. It’s the first time Japan will introduce anti-smoking
The Diplomat (jp)
added Jun 23, 2018 10:52
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