Headlines Tagged with Olympics — 241 headlines found
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.
Apr 24, 2017 Bloomberg News
added Apr 24, 2017 23:21
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.
Apr 24, 2017 Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Apr 24, 2017 14:39
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.
Dec 7, 2016 Sentaku Magazine (jp)
added Apr 23, 2017 13:31
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
Apr 23, 2017 Japan Times (jp)
added Apr 23, 2017 13:26
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
Apr 10, 2017 Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Apr 10, 2017 15:04
Douglas Bettcher, WHO director of non-communicable diseases prevention, said Japanese smoking restrictions are far behind global standards and need to be updated because foreign visitors expect clean air while in Japan. He said partial anti-smoking measu
Apr 6, 2017 AP - Associated Press
added Apr 7, 2017 17:32
Current measures for secondhand smoke are limited to the duty try to prevent smoking, but many restaurants, such as this one in Tokyo, allow customers to smoke freely... About 100 members from the tobacco caucus, chaired by Takeshi Noda, gathered on March
Apr 6, 2017 Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Apr 6, 2017 14:00
The new national stadium being planned for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics is to be completely smoke-free, with no smoking rooms, it was learned from the Japan Sport Council (JSC) on March 30.
Mar 31, 2017 Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Mar 31, 2017 18:06
“We also want to make a smoke-free Olympics and give foreigners who come for the Games a good impression of Japan’s attitude towards smoking.” Still, even these weakened restrictions are facing challenges as some MPs from the ruling Liberal Democratic P
Mar 23, 2017 Asian Correspondent.com (Hybrid News Ltd)
added Mar 24, 2017 02:50
It is unclear how stringent the restrictions will be given the staunch resistance from those in the restaurant and hotel industries who cater to smokers, as well as the country’s powerful tobacco lobby. The original proposal envisioned a ban on all ind
Mar 22, 2017 Asian Correspondent.com (Hybrid News Ltd)
added Mar 22, 2017 14:13