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[Japan] Gov't eager to stamp out smoking in public areas ahead of Olympics

Japan's health minister on Friday expressed eagerness to pursue the eradication of passive smoking ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, saying it is the government's "mission" to alleviate the effects of secondhand cigarette smoke. Emphasiz
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Jan 13, 2017 16:40
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[Asia, Japan] Restaurant industry opposes total smoking ban ahead of 2020 Olympics

At a meeting in Tokyo of industry organizations, participants expressed concern that a smoking ban would drive small businesses into the ground. They said Japan should aim to become a leading country in promoting separate smoking areas. The Ministry of
Japan Times (jp)
added Jan 12, 2017 19:12
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[Japan] Tough task to have smoking rules meet world standards before Tokyo Olympics

"Are you willing to be hit with complaints by foreigners?" the ministry's Health Service... hurled at Japan Food Service Association...how much the health ministry's smoking regulation plan can keep up with global standards depends on deliberations during
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Dec 25, 2016 17:49
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] JT making questionable political donations in bid to stop tobacco tax hike

allegedly providing donations to politicians "in return for favors." This article tries to shed light on JT's behind-the-scenes maneuvering in a society where antismoking is the mainstream stance.
Sentaku Magazine (jp)
added Apr 23, 2017 13:31
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JAPAN CONSIDERS SMOKING BANS

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in mind, discussions are underway on measures to regulate smoking in public places in an attempt to prevent secondhand smoke. The smoking ban would include hotel lobbies, restaurants, stations and airport
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Nov 30, 2016 20:10
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[Asia, Japan] Ahead of 2020, will secondhand smoke end?

consumer groups and nurse organizations called for strict regulations, saying, “Imposing penalties, rather than just urging efforts, is necessary.” Meanwhile, restaurant industry groups and others voiced strong opposition, bringing up arguments such as, “
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Nov 29, 2016 21:36
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[Asia] Record 40% of Japanese sleep less than six hours a day

The survey also highlighted the risk of exposure to secondhand smoke in restaurants and workplaces — which remains high despite the government’s aim of meeting global standards ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 15, 2016 17:08
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[Asia, Japan] EDITORIAL: Cutting down on passive smoking

Efforts should also be made to raise public awareness, particularly among children, about the dangers of active and passive smoking. Schools, local governments, communities and the media should strive to establish programs to effectively convey the heal
Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 14, 2016 15:25
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[Asia-pacific] Japan must aim for intl standards to block passive smoking damage

Aiming to prevent damage caused by passive smoking, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has compiled a draft of proposals to toughen control measures. The draft calls for total ban on smoking in buildings of government ministries and agencies, and on
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Oct 22, 2016 19:49
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[Asia, Japan] LETTER: Clamp down now on passive smoke

I cannot go to 10 or 20 restaurants trying to find a smoke-free venue. If Japan wants to consider its tourists as well as its locals who do not want to breathe in the multiple poisons in tobacco smoke, it needs to ban smoking in restaurants now and not f
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 22, 2016 20:27
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