22, Sep, 2017

In July a new organization called the Resourceful Center of Problem Gambling (RCPG) opened in Tokyo with the intention of strengthening the nation’s infrastructure to deal with this social scourge.

21, Sep, 2017

Malta-based Catena Media announced yesterday that they had acquired a Japanese affiliate at a purchase price of approximately US$5.5 million.

20, Sep, 2017

Genting Singapore on Wednesday announced the establishment of a new branch office in Tokyo, Japan.

20, Sep, 2017

Members of the Abe government and the ruling party confirmed to the Japanese media that no progress would be made on passing either the gambling addiction bill nor the IR Implementation Bill until next spring.

19, Sep, 2017

Japanese gaming supplier Universal Entertainment Corporation has denied a recent report suggesting that Kazuo Okada has been reinstalled as a director of Okada Holdings Ltd, its parent company.

19, Sep, 2017

The prospects for a Yokohama bid to locate an IR at the city’s Yamashita Pier took a heavy blow last week when the Yokohama Harbor Transport Association declared its opposition to a casino.

18, Sep, 2017

Infrastructure work has finally kicked off at Russian gambling zone, Siberian Coin, with the head of the Siberian interregional grid company announcing the construction of an electrical substation.

17, Sep, 2017

It has become more likely that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may call for a snap general election on October 22 or 29.

14, Sep, 2017

As the city of Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture, takes its first steps toward a possible bid to locate an IR on Chubu Airport Island, the strongly anti-casino Japan Communist Party has begun mobilizing its local forces in opposition.

14, Sep, 2017

Executives of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito have agreed that the next Diet session will prioritize passage of a gambling anti-addiction bill before moving on to the IR Implementation Bill.

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