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Last $34.45 USD
Change Today -1.27 / -3.55%
Volume 3.5K
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Japan Tobacco Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells tobacco products, primarily cigarettes in Japan and internationally. It also distributes imported tobacco products. The company offers its tobacco products primarily under the Mild Seven, MEVIUS, Seven Stars, Pianissimo, Zerostyle, Winston, Camel, Benson & Hedges, Silk Cut, LD, Sobranie, Ploom, and Glamour brand names. In addition, it engages in the research and development, manufacture, and sale of prescription drugs with a focus on glucose and lipid metabolism, virus research, immune disorders, and inflammation fields. The company’s principal pharmaceutical products include Riona tablets for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia; and Cedartolen Sublingual Drop, an immunotherapy drug for Japanese cedar pollinosis. Further, it manufactures and sells staple food products, including frozen noodles, frozen rice, packed cooked rice, and frozen baked bread; bakery products; and seasonings. Japan Tobacco Inc. was incorporated in 1985 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

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Total Annual Compensation: ¥90.0M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

japan tobacco inc (JAPAF) Key Developments

Japan Tobacco Announces Launch of 15 New Products Under Winston Brand

Japan Tobacco Inc. has announced the launch of 15 new products under the cigarette brand Winston in mid-October 2015 in Japan. The 15 brands include five ‘Winston Cabin’ products and six ‘Winston XS Caster’ products that were renamed in August, as well as two ‘Winston XS’ products and two ‘Winston XS Inazma Menthol’ products. All products will feature the new ‘Long Taste’ technology which allows to enjoy tobacco taste longer time. Each product's package has also been redesigned to express the unique characteristics of each product's taste. ‘Long Taste’, is the brand new function that allows tobacco taste to be enjoyed longer smoking moment through the use of a special cigarette paper exclusive to Winston. The ‘Long Taste’ logo will be displayed on the front of each product's package. A clock motif that expresses the passage of time, and a modern, stylish font, will be used to express a new style of smoking where the taste can be enjoyed longer than ever before. The five ‘Winston Cabin’ products and six ‘Winston XS Caster’ products whose names were changed in August, as well as two ‘Winston XS’ and two ‘Winston XS Inazma Menthol’ products, will all be integrated under the unified global design system. To communicate the unique characteristics of each product's taste and flavor to the consumers more easily, the packages of each series will be redesigned. For ‘Winston Cabin,’ red is used as the package's base color to express these products' rich taste, while white is used for ‘Winston XS Caster’ to represent its mellow taste. For ‘Winston XS,’ blue is used to symbolize the refreshing taste, and the sharp menthol taste of ‘Winston XS Inazma Menthol’ is expressed with black as the base color and with an XS motif. Moreover, for ‘Winston XS 6 Box,’ the size will be changed from FK size (85 mm) to FSK size (100 mm), so the name will accordingly be changed to ‘Winston XS 6 100's Box’. The taste and flavor of all products remain unchanged.

Japan Tobacco Inc. Announces Sales Results for the Month and Year to Date Ended July 2015

Japan Tobacco Inc. announced preliminary sales results for the month and year to date ended July 2015. For the month, the company reported sales volume of 9.8 billion of cigarettes against 10.0 billion of cigarettes a year ago. Japanese domestic cigarette revenue was ¥55.3 billion against ¥56.9 billion a year ago. For the year to date, the company reported sales volume of 62.8 billion of cigarettes against 65.1 billion of cigarettes a year ago. Japanese domestic cigarette revenue was ¥356.1 billion against ¥363.3 billion a year ago.

Japan Tobacco Inc. Announces the Launch of Two New Products from the Seven Stars Line

Japan Tobacco Inc. has announced the launch of two new products from the Seven Stars line, one of the most prominent brands in Japan. "Seven Stars Menthol Beat 8 Box" and "Seven Stars Menthol Smash 8 Box," two strong menthol products with 8 mg of tar, will be launched nationwide from late September. Additionally a "2 in 1 PACK", limited edition with both flavors available in one pack, will be launched in designated areas. Seven Stars has been appreciated by numerous consumers as a brand that offers rich and solid tobacco flavor. Now, for it to be enjoyed by even more smokers, JT is launching two menthol products. "Seven Stars Menthol Beat 8 Box" features a robust menthol flavor, with this product consumers can enjoy both the feel of menthol and a clean aftertaste. "Seven Stars Menthol Smash 8 Box" is a product with a capsule built into the filter. Crushing the capsule adds a refreshing aroma to the regular strong menthol flavor. While preserving the basic design of Seven Stars series, the packages of both new products share bright, shiny coloring schemes. The design of "Seven Stars Menthol Beat 8 Box" package expresses the strength of the menthol, while "Seven Stars Menthol Smash 8 Box" package design expresses the freshness of the flavor. To enable more consumers to enjoy both flavors, a limited "2 in 1 PACK" edition containing "Seven Stars Menthol Beat 8 Box" and "Seven Stars Menthol Smash 8 Box" will be sold at selected retail stores exclusively in Miyagi and Ibaraki prefectures. The limited edition package will contain a total of 14 cigarettes, 7 of each product. As well as launching these two new products, JT is endeavoring to improve of its product quality and services to afford consumers even greater satisfaction.


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