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Japan Tobacco

In recent years, heat-not-burn tobacco products, with the significant advantage of reducing the release of harmful components, have gradually become an important r&d direction for Big Tobacco, leading HNBs’ market share to grow rapidly. more

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The acquisition enables Japan Tobacco Inc. to complement its existing product portfolio with DT’s value brands and expand its distribution network through DT’s strong salesforce. more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. agrees to acquire tobacco operations from Bangladesh’s Akij Group, expanding its presence in Asia. The purchase price is estimated at USD $1.5 billion. more

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Japan Tobacco saw a 7.3% increase in international cigarette sales volume in the first quarter of 2018, having shipped 98 billion units. more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. will launch two new Camel products nationwide this June – Camel Lights Box and Camel Menthol Lights Box. more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announces that the group has agreed to acquire Donskoy Tabak, reinforcing its leading position in Russia, the third largest tobacco market in the world. more

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Japan Tobacco’s expansion in the Philippines is seen as important for its growth in Asia Pacific, considering the tough operating environment faced elsewhere. more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announced the nationwide launch of 15 limited edition packages from Mevius in late March 2018. more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announced its plans to launch a new heat-not-burn product in Japan as early as the end of this year. more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on, hurt by a sharp drop in domestic cigarette sales as more smokers switch to vaping products and more smokers are quitting than expected. more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. has announced that the group has completed the transfer of the shares of PT. Karyadibya Mahardhika, a kretek cigarette company, and its distributor, PT. Surya Mustika Nusantara. more

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The Philippines government has dropped a tax evasion case against Mighty Corp, the country’s #2 cigarette manufacturer after it was sold to Japan Tobacco to raise funds for a record PHP30 billion (US$586 million) settlement. more

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

Products

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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