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Male smoking rate in Japan falls below 30% for first time

National Sep 12, 2018

Male smoking rate in Japan falls below 30% for first time

The proportion of regular smokers among men age 20 or over in Japan has slipped below 30 percent for the first time since statistics became available in 1986, the health ministry said Tuesday. According to the ministry survey, as of November 2017, the rate of ...

Japan Tobacco to buy Bangladesh firm for $1.5 billion

Business / Corporate Aug 7, 2018

Japan Tobacco to buy Bangladesh firm for $1.5 billion

Japan Tobacco Inc. has agreed to buy a Bangladeshi cigarette manufacturer for 124.3 billion taka ($1.5 billion), taking its acquisition strategy to one of Asia's fastest-growing economies. The Tokyo-based company is acquiring the tobacco business of Akij Group, the second-largest tobacco company in Bangladesh, Japan ...