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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Who wants to eat with diners who smoke, asks WHO official

A key World Health Organization official visiting Tokyo to press for a smoking ban in all public places said it is unthinkable in other countries to eat in a restaurant where diners were smoking. Douglas Bettcher, WHO director of the Department for Prev
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Apr 10, 2017 15:04
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WHO: Japan needs anti-smoking law before Tokyo Olympics

Douglas Bettcher, WHO director of non-communicable diseases prevention, said Japanese smoking restrictions are far behind global standards and need to be updated because foreign visitors expect clean air while in Japan. He said partial anti-smoking measu
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 7, 2017 17:32
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[Asia, Japan] Behind the Scenes / Passive smoking measures meet resistance

Current measures for secondhand smoke are limited to the duty try to prevent smoking, but many restaurants, such as this one in Tokyo, allow customers to smoke freely... About 100 members from the tobacco caucus, chaired by Takeshi Noda, gathered on March
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Apr 6, 2017 14:00
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Tokyo 2020 main stadium to be completely smoke-free: Japan Sport Council

The new national stadium being planned for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics is to be completely smoke-free, with no smoking rooms, it was learned from the Japan Sport Council (JSC) on March 30.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Mar 31, 2017 18:06
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[Asia-pacific] Will Japan really get tough on smoking or is it just hot air?

“We also want to make a smoke-free Olympics and give foreigners who come for the Games a good impression of Japan’s attitude towards smoking.” Still, even these weakened restrictions are facing challenges as some MPs from the ruling Liberal Democratic P
Asian Correspondent.com (Hybrid News Ltd)
added Mar 24, 2017 02:50
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[Asia-pacific] Japan’s bid to go smoke-free for 2020 Olympics faces strong resistance

It is unclear how stringent the restrictions will be given the staunch resistance from those in the restaurant and hotel industries who cater to smokers, as well as the country’s powerful tobacco lobby. The original proposal envisioned a ban on all ind
Asian Correspondent.com (Hybrid News Ltd)
added Mar 22, 2017 14:13
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[Asia, Japan] EDITORIAL: Banning smoking at eateries a realistic way to protect nonsmokers’ health

Damage to people’s health caused by passive smoking, the inhaling of other people’s cigarette smoke, should not be left unaddressed. Measures should be advanced steadily in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Mar 14, 2017 15:50
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Japan’s tobacco lobby seeks to head off indoor smoking ban

The “manners” drive has created the often bizarre situation where smokers sitting on terraces outside restaurants or bars are obliged to come indoors to light up.  Japan Tobacco...has seized on this oddity in an effort to dilute the blanket ban on indoor
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 8, 2017 15:21
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Health ministry dilutes plan to ban indoor smoking as restaurant industry, LDP resist

Bending to pressure from the restaurant industry and the Liberal Democratic Party, the health ministry has watered down its plan to ban indoor smoking in basically all facilities. Its new proposal for combating secondhand smoke, released Wednesday, now
Japan Times (jp)
added Mar 2, 2017 12:03
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Japan eyes ban on smoking in restaurants, fining violators

government said Wednesday it plans to ban smoking in restaurants and impose a fine of up to 300,000 yen on individuals who violate the rule, as the host country of the 2020 Olympics wants to implement firmer measures to counter passive smoking.
Japan Today
added Mar 2, 2017 06:04
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