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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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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Health ministry caves to LDP, shelves restaurant smoking ban vow

The health ministry on Friday decided not to include a pledge to ban smoking in restaurants in its long-term policy on cancer control, yielding to pressure from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to leave the lax regulations intact. The Health, Labor a
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 2, 2017 17:19
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: LDP should back Tokyo chapter’s lead on indoor smoking ban

But it is hard to believe the LDP is so foolish as to dupe voters in Tokyo to win the election. There is no reason why what the party can do in Tokyo cannot be done on a national level. The LDP’s Tokyo chapter should make serious efforts to persuade th
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jun 1, 2017 18:14
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Health ministry ponders 2020 goal to eliminate secondhand smoking at restaurants, bars

The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry is considering setting a goal of eliminating secondhand smoking at restaurants and bars by 2020, ministry sources said. The goal will be incorporated in a new basic plan on cancer control the ministry will implemen
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added May 31, 2017 17:18
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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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[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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[Asia-pacific] Chasing a smoke-free dream for Japan

The importance of smoke-free policy should not be limited to sport venues, but should be applicable elsewhere. The Olympic Games offer Japan an opportunity to advance its smoke-free policy.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 2, 2017 15:37
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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,
Deutsche Welle / DW World (de)
added May 2, 2017 15:34
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