- Japan Tobacco
company_name = Japan Tobacco Corporation
company_type = Public KK (tyo|2914)
Yoji Wakui, Chairman Hiroshi Kimura, President & CEO Pierre de Labouchere, CEO of JT International SA
industry = Tobacco, Pharmaceuticals, Food
products = See below
revenue = gain¥4,637.657 billion JPY (
net_income = gain¥201.542 billion JPY (
num_employees = 31,476 (
slogan = "The Delight Factory"
homepage = [http://www.jti.co.jp/JTI_E/Welcome.html www.jti.co.jp] Nihongo|Japan Tobacco Inc.|日本たばこ産業株式会社|Nihon Tabako Sangyō Kabushiki-gaisha|extra=tyo|2914, JT for short, is a
cigarettemanufacturing company. It is part of the Nikkei 225index.
The company traces its origins to
1898. Incorporated in 1949as the nihongo|Japan Tobacco and Salt Public Corporation|日本専売公社|Nippon Senbai Kōsha, Japan Tobacco was a state monopolyuntil 1985, when it became a public company.
It was two-thirds owned by the Japanese Ministry of Finance until
June 2004, and the Japanese government share is presently 50%. JT International (JTI), acquired in 1999from R.J. Reynolds, is an operating division of Japan Tobacco Inc., handling the international production, marketing and sales of the group's cigarette brands. It sells Camel, Salem, and Winstonbrands outside the USA.
Japan Tobacco also operates in foods, pharmaceuticals,
agribusiness, engineering, and real estate. Japan Tobacco completed the largest ever foreign takeover in Japanese history through acquisition of Gallaher Group plcin April 2007. [ [http://news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=663&id=1863962006 Gallaher agrees Â£7.5bn Japan Tobacco takeover - Scotsman.com News ] ]
Japan Tobacco runs the
Tobacco and Salt Museumin Tokyo.
Japan Tobacco controls 66.4% of the cigarette market in
Japanand will seek more takeovers from 2009 to build on the 7.5 billion pound (USD 15 billion) purchase of Gallaher Group, with President Hiroshi Kimuracommenting that further acquisitions would be appropriate after the full integration of Gallaher by 2009. [ [http://www.jti.co.jp/JTI_E/outline/kokunai2.html JT holds approximately two-thirds of the domestic cigarette market share, which is built on its best-selling brands: Mild Seven, Cabin, Caster, Seven Stars, Peace, Camel, and Salem."] Japan Tobacco website, 2006] [ Hoover'sbusiness report, 2006, on Japan Tobacco Inc. "Japan Tobacco has plenty to puff about. The company controls more than 70% of the cigarette market in a country where about half of the male population smokes."]
moking etiquette posters
JTI runs a series of surreal posters designed to educate smokers about the finer points of smoking etiquette.
Japan Tobaccohad recent health issues involving their company. Contaminated gyoza dumplings made by the company poisoned ten people, including a five year old girl who has now recovered. Thousands of other Japanese people were going to the hospital because of stomach issues as well. A number of dumplings were found containing dichlorvos and methamidophos from pesticide. [http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/02/06/business/06japanfood.php Dumpling scare thwarts Japan Tobacco's merger plan - International Herald Tribune ] ] The health minister of Japan has said the contamination was possibly purposeful, and the police are investigating attempted homicide. The dumplings were made in China, but Japan Tobacco has said it does not plan on stopping its manufacturing in China. Frozen food sales went down by 60% for the business since this health scare. [ [http://www.flex-news-food.com/pages/14671/China/Food-Safety/Japan/japan-tobacco-stay-china-despite-dumpling-scare.html Japan Tobacco to Stay in China Despite Dumpling Scare - Food Industry News ] ] Japan Tobacco's stock price fell 7.1% after they were forced to recall their products, and the company also lost a $500 million merger deal with Nissin Foodsbecause of this occurrence. [ [http://www.forbes.com/markets/2008/02/06/jtfoods-nissin-katokichi-markets-equity-cx_vk_0206markets01.html After Bad Dumplings, Nissin Loses Appetite For Japan Tobacco Deal - Forbes.com ] ]
* [http://www.jti.co.jp/JTI_E/ Japan Tobacco official website] en icon
* [http://www.jti.co.jp/JTI/Welcome.html Japan Tobacco official] jp icon
* [http://www.jti.co.jp/Culture/museum/Welcome.html The Tobacco and Salt Museum] en icon
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