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Japan fails to toughen passive smoking ban due to resistance

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
Kyodo News Service (jp)
added Oct 24, 2017 13:46
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Passive smoking and children

A by-law aimed at protecting children from passive smoking — including in private places like their homes — has been enacted in Tokyo... will help the capital hold the 2020 Olympic Games in a tobacco-free environment — a goal set by both the International
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 14, 2017 16:06
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo moves to protect kids from passive smoking at home, in cars

The Tokyo metropolitan assembly is set to pass an ordinance Oct. 5 to prohibit smoking in private homes and cars if there are children around. The idea, at this stage largely symbolic as the ordinance would not carry penalties for violators, is to prote
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:09
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[Japan] Public smoking regulations may be on horizon for Tokyo

the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer is hosting its annual World Conference on Lung Cancer in Yokohama...We are encouraged that Tokyo may join its peers in implementing smoking bans to protect the lungs and lives of its citizens.
Japan Today
added Sep 27, 2017 00:02
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Tokyo’s move to snuff out public smoking should go nationwide

But the ruling party is making no specific legislative move to codify the principle in the law during the extraordinary Diet session, which is likely to begin in late September. This is clearly the time to launch a nationwide drive to swiftly eliminate
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Sep 12, 2017 11:26
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo set to hold a smoke-free Olympics with ban due in 2019

Governor Yuriko Koike of the Tokyo metropolitan government said Sept. 8 that the ban will be "total" in principle. It will apply to indoor portions of restaurants and public facilities except small establishments with a floor space of 30 square meters o
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Sep 9, 2017 15:31
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo to seek partial smoking ban by 2019, Koike says

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike on Friday announced that the metropolitan government plans to ban smoking in and around public facilities by 2019 and asked Tokyoites for opinions on what to include in the proposed ordinance. “In 2019 Tokyo will host the Rugby W
Japan Times (jp)
added Sep 8, 2017 15:10
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Anti-tobacco group chides Olympic minister over smoking areas for Tokyo 2020

The Japan Society for Tobacco Control released a statement on Aug. 10 demanding Shunichi Suzuki, the minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, retract a statement about allowing designated smoking areas rather than making the games smoke-free.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Aug 11, 2017 14:14
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[Asia-pacific] Politics is faster, more effective in Japan's capital, new governor says

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike...said she plans to introduce an anti-smoking ban in the Japanese capital before the 2020 Olympics. Efforts for a national ban on smoking in public died in parliament this year, opposed by many pro-smoking politicians in the L
Reuters
added Aug 7, 2017 12:09
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] PESEK: The LDP’s tobacco addiction tells a much bigger story

Tokyo is as hooked on the ¥2 trillion of tax revenues tobacco adds to state coffers annually as smokers are to nicotine. The LDP is so addicted to tobacco cash that 90 percent of members oppose an indoor smoking ban. The LDP championing cigarettes is emb
Japan Times (jp)
added Aug 7, 2017 12:06
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