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===Sponsorships===
 
===Sponsorships===
In 2021, Japan Tobacco International’s sponsorship of the volleyball World Cup and of the JT Marvelous women’s team in Japan’s national volleyball league were scrutinized, endangering Japan’s bid for the Olympics 2020. <ref>Expose Tobacco, [https://web.archive.org/save/https://exposetobacco.org/wp-content/uploads/Women-and-the-Tobacco-Industry-4.6.2021.pdf Women and the Tobacco Industry], p.2, April 2021, Accessed 14 July 2021</ref>
 
  
 
Japan Tobacco International is currently advertising  a 6-month paid global internship plus USD 2,000 towards learning & development to winners of its global challenge. The company also offers additional cash and product prizes for runners up of the challenge. <ref> Make It Bright, [https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.makeitbright.com/en REGISTRATION FOR JTI'S GLOBAL INTERNSHIP CHALLENGE 2021 IS NOW OPEN Arrow down], Accessed 10 May 2021 </ref>   
 
Japan Tobacco International is currently advertising  a 6-month paid global internship plus USD 2,000 towards learning & development to winners of its global challenge. The company also offers additional cash and product prizes for runners up of the challenge. <ref> Make It Bright, [https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.makeitbright.com/en REGISTRATION FOR JTI'S GLOBAL INTERNSHIP CHALLENGE 2021 IS NOW OPEN Arrow down], Accessed 10 May 2021 </ref>   
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Japan Tobacco International President John Freda donated 20,000 face masks for hospitals in Batangas, Philippines in response to Covid-19 .  <ref>[https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1099172 Ecozone locators lauded for helping Covid-19 front-liners], ''PNA'', 7 April 2020, Accessed 21 April 2020 </ref>  
 
Japan Tobacco International President John Freda donated 20,000 face masks for hospitals in Batangas, Philippines in response to Covid-19 .  <ref>[https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1099172 Ecozone locators lauded for helping Covid-19 front-liners], ''PNA'', 7 April 2020, Accessed 21 April 2020 </ref>  
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Japan Tobacco International also contribute to another organization called Bílý kruh bezpečí (White Circle of Safety), which provides legal and psychological assistance to victims and witnesses of crimes. The organization consists of 12 branches in 9 regions. {{r|JT_WEB_OUR-VIEWS_RESPONSIBLE-COMPANY}}
 
Japan Tobacco International also contribute to another organization called Bílý kruh bezpečí (White Circle of Safety), which provides legal and psychological assistance to victims and witnesses of crimes. The organization consists of 12 branches in 9 regions. {{r|JT_WEB_OUR-VIEWS_RESPONSIBLE-COMPANY}}
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In 2011, anti-smoking campaigners accused Japan Tobacco International of marketing products to teenage girls at World Cup volleyball. Japan Tobacco's logo appeared on the national team uniforms, court-side digital billboards, TV ads and “gift” packages handed out to schoolgirls, mothers and children entering Yoyogi National Stadium and arenas across Japan during the World Cup. Japan Tobacco also sponsored a national team starring the country’s top player, Yoshie Takeshita. <ref>[https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/nov/24/japan-tobacco-accused-of-marketing-to-girls-at-wor/ Japan Tobacco accused of marketing to girls at World Cup volleyball], ''The Washington Times'', November 2011, Accessed 19 September 2018 </REF>
  
 
===Research and Development===
 
===Research and Development===

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