Restaurant industry opposes total smoking ban ahead of 2020 Olympics

Jan 12, 2017

Restaurant industry opposes total smoking ban ahead of 2020 Olympics

Japanese restaurant industry groups on Thursday voiced opposition to a total ban on smoking in restaurants following moves to further combat passive smoking ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. At a meeting in Tokyo of industry organizations, participants expressed concern that a ...

Japan preparing bill to cut adult age to 18

Nov 14, 2016

Japan preparing bill to cut adult age to 18

The government plans to submit a bill to the Diet during next year’s ordinary legislative session to lower the age of adulthood under the Civil Code from 20 to 18. If approved by the Diet, the change could take place by 2021 following a ...