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Joanna Pitman
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Tokyo Bureau Chief for The Times from 1989 to 1994. Author of On Blondes and The Dragon's Trail: The Biography of Raphael's Masterpiece.
Antitobacco Campaigners Seize Olympic Opportunity for Clearing Smoke in Japan’s Public Places2017.12.22

With a powerful protobacco lobby, Japan’s smoke-free policies lag behind those of its international peers. The lead-up to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games in Tokyo, however, offers an excellent opportunity for campaigners to introduce effective legislation that can protect nonsmokers against the dangers of passive smoking.

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