List of Countries

Japan

Global Tobacco Index Score
88
Indicator 1 (I1): The industry's participation in policy development
19
Indicator 2 (I2): Tobacco industry-related corporate social responsibility activities
5
Indicator 3 (I3): Benefits given to the tobacco industry
8
Indicator 4 (I4): Unnecessary interaction between government and industry
10
Indicator 5 (I5): Measures for transparency
8
Indicator 6 (I6). Preventing conflicts of interest
15
Indicator 7 (I7). Measures that prevent industry influence
23

Japan has been a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) since February 27, 2005. The existence of the Tobacco Business Act and the strong association between Japan Tobacco, the Government (through 33% ownership) and policy makers, enables Japan Tobacco to participate in policy development which facilitates interference to weaken policies. The WHO FCTC is not effectively implemented, which allows the tobacco industry to continue promoting its business.

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