Headlines Tagged with Olympics — 271 headlines found
Tokyo is considering a ban on smoking indoors in most public places. In this intensely rule-abiding country, some say changing smoking rules would test the resolve of many.
Nov 28, 2017 New York Times
added Nov 28, 2017 18:42
The problem is that most restaurants and bars in Tokyo could fall under this exception...the health ministry’s reported compromise plan appears to leave open too big a loophole for the measure to have much effect.
Nov 24, 2017 Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 25, 2017 01:07
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.
Nov 17, 2017 Japan Today
added Nov 17, 2017 19:11
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
Nov 16, 2017 Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Nov 17, 2017 19:13
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.
Nov 16, 2017 Reuters
added Nov 17, 2017 15:18
[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
Nov 16, 2017 Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:54
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
Oct 29, 2017 Japan Today
added Oct 29, 2017 16:51
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
Oct 24, 2017 BMJ Group blogs
added Oct 26, 2017 17:18
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
Oct 24, 2017 Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 25, 2017 00:07
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
Oct 24, 2017 Kyodo News Service (jp)
added Oct 24, 2017 13:46