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[Asia-pacific] Bill to address passive smoking in Japan in limbo

After a failed attempt to submit a bill to parliament during the latest session, Japan’s Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry hopes to bring one before an extra session likely to convene in fall. But despite health experts pointing out that Japan lags beh
TODAYonline (sg)
added Jul 28, 2017 15:01
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[Japan] Political bickering puts bill to address passive smoking in limbo

"We were unable to hold sufficient scientific evidence-based discussions," health minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki, a lawmaker from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and a key proponent of tackling passive smoking, said shortly after the 150-day Diet session
Japan Today
added Jul 27, 2017 15:35
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[Asia-pacific] Majority of Japan’s governors back stronger steps against passive smoking: survey

Over 70 percent of Japan’s 47 governors think tougher measures are needed to reduce passive smoking, but less than half support the government’s proposal to basically ban indoor smoking at restaurants, a Kyodo News survey shows. The results of the surve
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 23, 2017 15:22
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo governor fights for 'passive smoking' ordinance

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Tuesday that she wants to pass an ordinance that protects non-smokers from passive smoke, calling it a priority ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. She would also like to make the capital Asia's financial hub, promisin
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jul 5, 2017 05:28
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo vote becomes testing ground for national debates

From anti-smoking measures to waiving high school tuition, candidates in the closely watched race for the Tokyo assembly are bidding for the public's support on some of Japan's biggest policy debates.
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jun 28, 2017 13:34
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[Asia-pacific] Japan’s government is in two minds about smoking

ministry of finance makes more than ¥2trn ($18bn) a year from tobacco taxes and owns about a third of Japan Tobacco... The health ministry fears that the proposed ban may now not go ahead. The Liberal Democrat Party wants smoking to remain widely permitte
The Economist
added Jun 23, 2017 15:40
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] DEN: A smoke-free Tokyo as an Olympic legacy

What is more important than its performance during the Summer Games, however, is the question as to what kind of legacy Tokyo can leave for the future generation of the people in Japan. To make Tokyo a smoke free-capital would undoubtedly be a legacy of t
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 20, 2017 16:34
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[Asia-pacific] A TOBACCO-FREE 2020 OLYMPICS ... OR IS JAPAN BLOWING SMOKE?

Unsurprisingly, Sakuta favours a ban on smoking in all public buildings “with no exceptions”. However, opponents of such a move point out that smoking is already forbidden on the streets of Tokyo and some other cities, meaning regulations on puffing insi
South China Morning Post
added Jun 19, 2017 20:30
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Indoor smoking ban shelved as LDP and health ministry reach impasse, sources say

the ministry and the LDP still cannot agree on what kinds of eating and drinking establishments should be designated as exceptions to an indoor smoking ban. The current Diet session is set to end on June 18, after which an extraordinary Diet session is e
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 6, 2017 19:23
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Gov't stubs out hopes of secondhand smoke bill passage this Diet session

An ongoing clash between the health ministry and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has extinguished hopes a bill to strengthen anti-secondhand smoke measures will be passed during the current Diet session as planned, government and opposition sou
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Jun 3, 2017 11:36
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