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Japan Tobacco Inc. will be relaunching two existing Mevius Mode Style Plus products, introducing new names and package designs. more

Sep 12, 2017 8:00 PM Products

Japan Tobacco says it has lost ground to Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco in the heat-not-burn market. more

Sep 12, 2017 3:00 PM Products

Japan Tobacco Inc. announced that the JT Group has agreed to acquire assets related to the tobacco business of Mighty Corporation. more

Sep 11, 2017 3:00 PM News

Japan Tobacco Inc. announced that the JT Group has agreed to purchase all outstanding shares of PT. Karyadibya Mahardhika, a kretek cigarette company, and its distributor, PT. Surya Mustika Nusantara for US$677 million. more

Sep 11, 2017 2:00 PM News

An annual Japan Tobacco Inc. smoking rate survey shows 18.2% of Japanese adults are smokers. more

Sep 11, 2017 10:00 AM News

Japan Tobacco Inc. plans to spend US$500 million to quadruple its smokeless tobacco production capacity by the end of 2018, more

Jul 13, 2017 12:00 AM Products

The tobacco industry in Japan is suffering from demographic changes. The decreasing and aging population of Japan is reducing smoking prevalence. more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Japan Tobacco Inc. launches its Ploom Tech device and three types of Mevius for Ploom Tech tailor-made tobacco capsules at dedicated “Ploom Shops” in the Tokyo metropolitan area. more

Jul 10, 2017 12:00 AM Products

Japan Tobacco Inc. has announced the nationwide launch of 15 “Look Up to the Sky” limited edition packages from Mevius. more

May 16, 2017 12:00 AM Products

Japan Tobacco Inc. and Japan Tobacco International have announced a new set of executive officers. more

Mar 13, 2017 12:00 AM News

Japan Tobacco Inc. has applied for approval to amend retail prices of six products including Wakaba and Echo of the former third class cigarettes, which would become effective on April 1, 2017. more

Mar 10, 2017 12:00 AM Products

Japan Tobacco Inc. has announced the launch of three new products from Winston, the second largest tobacco brand in the world – Winston Mini Bitter Red 12, Winston Mini Straight Blue 8, and Winston Mini Sweet White One. more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Products

Japan Tobacco Inc. announces new names for 24 Winston brand products and new designs of all 5 products in the Winston Cabin series. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Products

Japan Tobacco Inc. announces the results of its Japan smoking rate survey, a study that has been carried out annually since 1965. more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM News

Japan Tobacco Inc., Asia’s largest listed cigarette maker, raised its full-year forecast by less than most analysts expected as a stronger yen eroded the value of overseas sales and price increases undermined domestic demand for cigarettes. more

Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

Japan Tobacco International has acquired a 40% share of Ethiopia’s National Tobacco Enterprise. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

Imperial Tobacco’s factory in Nottingham recently closed its doors for good as workers left the site for the final time. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Manufacturing

Japan Tobacco Inc. announces new designs and renewed smoking experience of nine Pianissimo products. They will be rolled out nationwide from mid-May 2016. more

May 8, 2016 12:00 AM Products

Japan Tobacco Inc. upgrades 16 standard Mevius products in new design in June 2016 across Japan as part of the brand’s third anniversary celebration. more

May 8, 2016 12:00 AM Products

Steep declines in the Russian ruble have dealt a blow to Japan Tobacco’s earnings, as the global cigarette company does a brisk business in the country and surrounding region. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

Despite influencing factors, the two leading tobacco manufacturers in the East Asia market has been able to increase their overseas markets while handling challenged domestic ones. more

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