Japan Tobacco is based in Tokyo, and, according to Hoover's, controls more than 70% of the cigarette market in a country where about half of the male population smokes. Japan Tobacco is the world's #3 tobacco firm, trailing Altria and British American Tobacco. The company's JT International unit sells the familiar R.J. Reynolds brands Camel, Salem, and Winston outside the United States. Japan Tobacco also operates in the foods, pharmaceuticals, agribusiness, engineering, and real estate industries. A state-owned monopoly until 1985, the Japanese Finance Ministry now owns half of the company. Japan Tobacco bought Britain's Gallaher Group for some $15 billion in April 2007.
Japan Tobacco, Inc.
2-1, Toranomon 2-chome, Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-8422, Japan