WHO blasts tobacco industry for blocking anti-smoking moves

Business Jul 20, 2017

WHO blasts tobacco industry for blocking anti-smoking moves

The tobacco industry continues to subvert government attempts to prevent tobacco-related deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday in a fresh call to counter corporate lobbying and litigation. Countries with partly state-owned tobacco companies, such as Japan, which has a stake in Japan ...

Business / Corporate Nov 4, 2015

Japan Tobacco cuts 2015 operating profit forecast by 17%

Japan Tobacco Inc., which is paying $5 billion for rights to sell Natural American Spirit cigarettes outside the U.S., lowered its annual operating profit target by 17 percent. Operating income will probably be ¥554 billion ($4.6 billion) for the year through December, compared with its ...

Business / Corporate Oct 30, 2013

JT to cut 1,600 jobs, close four plants

Japan Tobacco Inc. is cutting 1,600 jobs and closing four domestic factories as part of its plan to boost competitiveness at home and profitability. The job cuts will be made through a voluntary retirement program that will be offered to eligible employees in the domestic ...

JT seeks smokeless product tie-ups

Business / Corporate Oct 7, 2013

JT seeks smokeless product tie-ups

by Yuki Yamaguchi

Japan Tobacco Inc. plans to expand its range of smokeless tobacco products and is looking at tie-ups or acquisitions as consumers demand alternatives and regulations tighten worldwide. "There are many ways to enjoy tobacco, so it doesn't necessarily have to be cigarettes," Akira Saeki, an ...

National Jul 12, 2013

JT plans scholarships for low-income students

by Masaaki Kameda

Japan Tobacco Inc. said Friday it will establish a university scholarship for students from low-income families, providing up to ¥8.8 million until graduation in the most generous program of its kind. The program is scheduled to start next April, JT said. "Students from low-income households tend ...