Headlines Tagged with Olympics — 275 headlines found
HNB products, in which users inhale vapor instead of smoke, are placed in the same category as paper-wrapped cigarettes under the Tobacco Business Act. Because of this, both HNB products and paper-wrapped cigarettes were subject to the original draft rev
Dec 18, 2017 Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Dec 18, 2017 21:24
[Japan] More restaurant chains go smoke-free ahead of 2020 Games, but izakaya reluctant to alienate customers who drink and smoke
More and more major restaurant chains are making their outlets completely smoke-free ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The central and Tokyo Metropolitan governments are slated to tighten measures against passive smoking to prepare f
Dec 15, 2017 Japan Times (jp)
added Dec 15, 2017 22:29
Considering the planned tighter regulations, the restaurant operators are aiming to lure nonsmoking customers to their outlets, industry sources said. The operators also hope to secure human resources amid a labor shortage by reducing the risk of exposu
Dec 14, 2017 Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Dec 14, 2017 17:31
Japan must catch up with the rest of the world to protect the health of its people. We are appalled to read the recent decision by policymakers in the Nov. 17 story “After LDP resistance, health ministry waters down planned smoking rules at eateries and
Dec 8, 2017 Japan Times (jp)
added Dec 8, 2017 09:46
Tokyo is considering a ban on smoking indoors in most public places. In this intensely rule-abiding country, some say changing smoking rules would test the resolve of many.
Nov 28, 2017 New York Times
added Nov 28, 2017 18:42
The problem is that most restaurants and bars in Tokyo could fall under this exception...the health ministry’s reported compromise plan appears to leave open too big a loophole for the measure to have much effect.
Nov 24, 2017 Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 25, 2017 01:07
Under the ministry's proposal, in principle lighting up would be banned in eating and drinking establishments except in dedicated smoking rooms. However, smoking would be permitted in places with total floor areas of 150 square meters and under, and 100
Nov 16, 2017 Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Nov 17, 2017 19:13
The ministry, which initially planned to ban smoking at restaurants excluding those with a floor space of up to 30 square meters, is now leaning toward allowing smoking at restaurants with a floor space of up to 150 square meters.
Nov 17, 2017 Japan Today
added Nov 17, 2017 19:11
health ministry is likely to drastically water down a proposal restricting smoking in restaurants, media said on Friday, a move that risks Tokyo becoming one of the unhealthiest hosts of the Olympic Games hosts in years.
Nov 16, 2017 Reuters
added Nov 17, 2017 15:18
[Asia-pacific, Japan] After resistance from ruling LDP, health ministry waters down planned smoking rules at eateries and bars
The health ministry has drastically relaxed its planned regulations on indoor smoking at restaurants, after a plan to tolerate smoking only at small eateries and bars met with opposition from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, government sources said Th
Nov 16, 2017 Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:54