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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Pro-tobacco LDP clouds chances of indoor smoking ban in time for Tokyo Games

With the last day of the current Diet session looming, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has faced fierce opposition from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in advancing a bill to curb passive smoking. In a bid to win support from pro-tobacco LDP
Japan Times (jp)
added May 31, 2017 14:48
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[Asia-pacific] Japan faces murky path to restaurant-smoking ban

The future looks hazy for a Japanese ministry's efforts to extinguish secondhand smoke in restaurants, as pro-tobacco factions in the ruling party cloud negotiations even though less than 20% of the country now lights up.
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added May 9, 2017 14:33
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[Japan] Tokyo struggles with smoking ban ahead of Olympics

Japan's lax laws on smoking have come under fire by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Health Organization (WHO)..."The tobacco issue is something that can't really be solved in a Japanese manner," he said. "Without outside pressure,
DW World (Deutsche Welle) (de)
added May 2, 2017 15:34
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[Japan] Lax indoor smoking rules applied to top ranking ministry officials: Mainichi study

Smoking is allowed in 10 out of 23 offices of Cabinet ministers depending on the minister's own discretion, a Mainichi Shimbun survey has shown, a move which runs counter to the government's efforts on anti-secondhand smoke measures ahead of the Tokyo Ol
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added May 1, 2017 12:48
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[Asia-pacific] Japan wrestles over smoking ban as Olympics loom

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) health committee, whose support is essential to introducing the bill in parliament, won't meet ministry officials, saying the revised bill is too strict. The committee chair, Naomi Tokashiki, acknowledges ther
Reuters
added May 2, 2017 15:40
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[Japan] Health ministry mulls more exceptions to restaurant smoking ban due to LDP backlash

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has begun considering expanding the scope of exceptions under a legal revision that would ban smoking in restaurants in principle, due to a backlash from Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lawmakers.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Apr 27, 2017 14:20
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[Asia-pacific] Restaurants Thwart Japan’s Push Toward a ‘Smoke-Free’ Olympics

Japan’s plans to make Tokyo “smoke free” ahead of the Olympic Games hit a fresh roadblock as lawmakers remain deadlocked over a bill to ban the use of cigarettes in indoor public spaces after a backlash from the nation’s restaurant industry.
Bloomberg News
added Apr 24, 2017 23:21
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[Japan] Editorial: No half-measures on indoor smoking ban

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should end the wrangling over secondhand smoke countermeasures and put together a Health Promotion Act revision bill banning indoor smoking, with no exceptions.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Apr 24, 2017 14:39
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] The poverty of politics and tobacco policy

does it make any sense for the government to be involved in the business of selling tobacco despite its health risks? Meanwhile, does it serve the interests of Japan Tobacco shareholders to bind the company with special laws as it engages in competition
Japan Times (jp)
added Apr 23, 2017 13:26
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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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