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Japan Tobacco, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of tobacco, pharmaceutical, beverage and processed food products. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Tobacco Business, International Tobacco Business, Pharmaceutical Business, Beverage Business, Processed Food Business and Others. The Domestic Tobacco Business segment deals with the production and sale of tobacco products in domestic areas. <ref>[https://www.forbes.com/companies/japan-tobacco/#7a5a05b6612b Japan Tobacco on the Forbes Top Regraded Companies List], ''Forbes'', June 2018, Accessed 12 September 2018</ref>   
 
Japan Tobacco, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of tobacco, pharmaceutical, beverage and processed food products. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Tobacco Business, International Tobacco Business, Pharmaceutical Business, Beverage Business, Processed Food Business and Others. The Domestic Tobacco Business segment deals with the production and sale of tobacco products in domestic areas. <ref>[https://www.forbes.com/companies/japan-tobacco/#7a5a05b6612b Japan Tobacco on the Forbes Top Regraded Companies List], ''Forbes'', June 2018, Accessed 12 September 2018</ref>   
  
Japan Tobacco is the former government monopoly and still controls 60 percent of the cigarette market in the country. <ref> [https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-16/philip-morris-ceo-says-iqos-needs-cultural-rural-spin-for-japan Philip Morris Targets Aging Japan Smokers With Cultural Spin], ''Reuters'', May 2018, Accessed 12September 2018 </ref> The JT Act provides that the Government of Japan must continue to hold over one-third of all of the issued shares except for the class shares, which have no voting right against all matters that can be resolved at shareholders’ meeting. {{r|JT_AR_2016|p=49}}  The company is based in Geneva in a brand-new building and owns a large factory in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, in Dagmersellen. <ref> [http://stories.publiceye.ch/tobacco/ The blazing success of Swiss cigarettes in Africa], ''Public Eye'', January 2019, Accessed 10 July 2019 </ref> Japan Tobacco International is planning to cut one quarter of its staff in Geneva over a three-year period as part of restructuring measures. <ref>[https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/stiff-competition-_japan-tobacco-to-cut-over-250-jobs-in-geneva/45202394 Japan Tobacco to cut over 250 jobs in Geneva], ''Swissinfo'', 3 September 2019, 12 September 2019 </ref> Japan Tobacco International staff members protested outside their Geneva HQ on October 22 against the job cuts. <ref>[https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/multinationals_japan-tobacco-staff-protest-over-job-cuts/45317158 Japan Tobacco staff complain over Geneva job cuts], Swiss Info, 22 October 2019, Accessed 26 November 2019 </ref>  
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Japan Tobacco is the former government monopoly and still controls 60 percent of the cigarette market in the country. <ref> [https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-16/philip-morris-ceo-says-iqos-needs-cultural-rural-spin-for-japan Philip Morris Targets Aging Japan Smokers With Cultural Spin], ''Reuters'', May 2018, Accessed 12September 2018 </ref> The JT Act provides that the Government of Japan must continue to hold over one-third of all of the issued shares except for the class shares, which have no voting right against all matters that can be resolved at shareholders’ meeting. {{r|JT_AR_2016|p=49}}  The company is based in Geneva in a brand-new building and owns a large factory in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, in Dagmersellen. <ref> [http://stories.publiceye.ch/tobacco/ The blazing success of Swiss cigarettes in Africa], ''Public Eye'', January 2019, Accessed 10 July 2019 </ref> Japan Tobacco International is planning to cut one quarter of its staff in Geneva over a three-year period as part of restructuring measures. <ref>[https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/stiff-competition-_japan-tobacco-to-cut-over-250-jobs-in-geneva/45202394 Japan Tobacco to cut over 250 jobs in Geneva], ''Swissinfo'', 3 September 2019, 12 September 2019 </ref>
  
 
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