Tag: japan

Ploom sales expanding

Ploom sales expanding

| January 10, 2018

After having suffered manufacturing-capacity issues with its Ploom TECH device, Japan Tobacco has indicated that it is ready to start expanding sales of this heat-not-burn product.

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Interesting times

Interesting times

| January 5, 2018

The biggest challenge facing Japan Tobacco Inc’s new CEO will involve getting to grips with the evolving, complex issues surrounding next-generation products.

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Drugs key to quitting

Drugs key to quitting

| January 3, 2018

Japan’s National Cancer Center has said it does not recommend that smokers make quit attempts with electronic cigarettes – products that are effectively banned in the country.

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Japan’s vaping dilemma

Japan’s vaping dilemma

| December 19, 2017

To say that something should be subjected to restrictions unless it can be proved to be ‘harmless’ surely means that everything must be subjected to restrictions.

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JT’s domestic sales tumble

JT’s domestic sales tumble

| December 15, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume and the value of those sales each fell by about 15 percent during November.

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Cigarette tax rise predicted

Cigarette tax rise predicted

| December 6, 2017

Taxes on both combustible cigarettes and heat-not-burn products are expected to be increased in Japan as part of the government’s fiscal 2018 ‘tax-reform’ package.

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JT ‘appointment’ unofficial

JT ‘appointment’ unofficial

| November 20, 2017

A story in the Japan Times reporting who was expected to replace the existing president at Japan Tobacco Inc. has not been confirmed by the company.

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Smoking restrictions, no ban

Smoking restrictions, no ban

| November 17, 2017

Japan seems intent on introducing fairer indoor tobacco-smoking regulations than those that have been imposed in many other countries. It is looking at restrictions rather a ban.

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JT’s domestic sales down

JT’s domestic sales down

| November 17, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume and the value of those sales each fell by more than 12 percent during October.

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Market down by 11.8 percent

Market down by 11.8 percent

| November 1, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc is holding its own on a free-falling domestic cigarette market, but it is still playing catch-up in respect of heat-not-burn products.

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Non-smoking breaks

Non-smoking breaks

| October 31, 2017

A Japanese company is giving non-smokers extra paid holidays. But should smokers be rewarded too? After all, without them, the non-smokers wouldn’t get their extra leave.

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Leaf price up – and down

Leaf price up – and down

| October 27, 2017

Japan’s tobacco growers are due next year to be paid a per-kg price for leaf that will be about one percent lower than the price they were paid in 2014.

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Prohibition a step closer

Prohibition a step closer

| October 16, 2017

The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly is seeking to discourage people from smoking in their homes if people under 18 years of age are present.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| October 16, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume was down by 13.6 percent during September, while its domestic cigarette revenue was down by 13.2 percent.

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Japan’s leaf gets all clear

Japan’s leaf gets all clear

| October 5, 2017

Japan’s domestic Burley crop has been given the all-clear following tests for radioactive materials – tests that have been carried out since an accident at a nuclear power plant in 2011.

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New role for JT executive

New role for JT executive

| September 19, 2017

A senior executive responsible for tobacco business planning at Japan Tobacco is being moved to a new role.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| September 18, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume was down by 13.0 percent during August, and its domestic cigarette revenue was down by 12.7 percent.

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JT on sustainability index

JT on sustainability index

| September 11, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc. was among the one-in-four major companies that made it into the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Asia/Pacific.

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JT’s Mighty deal completed

JT’s Mighty deal completed

| September 8, 2017

The acquisition of Mighty Corporation by Japan Tobacco Inc largely brings to an end a ‘disruptive’ period in the history of the Philippines’ cigarette market.

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Only a minor change

Only a minor change

| September 4, 2017

A proposed change to Japan’s Civil Code that would lower the legal age of adulthood from 20 to 18 will not mean that people can start smoking two years sooner than is the case now.

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