MULTI PARTY GROUP IN JAPAN WANTS TOBACCO PRICE HIKE

BY JULIAN RYALL

JAPAN Tobacco, the third-largest tobacco company in the world, is opposed to a proposal from a cross-party group of politicians in the company's home country to more than double the price of a pack of cigarettes.
Yoko Komiyama, a member of the opposition Democratic Party of Japan, which effectively controls the upper house of the country's parliament said the group will call for the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) government to raise the price of a pack of 20 cigarettes from around Yen 300 (US$2.74) at present to between Yen 600 ...


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