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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 Product News

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 Product News

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 Product News

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

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

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM , , , Features

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 Product News

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 Product News

With China being the country where the e-cigarette was invented, the rest of Asia has a somewhat confused relationship with electronic smoking devices as far as legislation is concerned. TOBACCO ASIA takes a closer look at e-smoking regulations. more

May 2, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Japan’s Finance Ministry will consider requiring tobacco packaging to display more prominent warnings on possible negative health impacts caused by smoking. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM Product News

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Leaf News

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM News

InterTabac, held annually in Dortmund, Germany, is the world’s leading exhibition for tobacco wholesalers, distributors, and retailers. more

Jul 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Japan may still be one of the most smoker-friendly industrialized countries in the world, but several compounding factors put increasing pressure on sales. more

Jul 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features


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