Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Japan

Magazine accuses Caesars of making “illegal donations” to politicians

Japan’s largest weekly news magazine by circulation, Shukan Bunshun, has published an article accusing Caesars Entertainment of engaging in a practice which they contend...

Asia’s emerging casino markets question whether size matters

When the 10.5 million-square-foot Venetian Macao opened its doors in 2007, it upped the ante on the scale of casino developments and helped inspire Singapore, Korea and others to undertake major IR projects.

Ibaraki governor open to future IR bid

In his July 5 regular press conference, when asked about a possible IR bid, new Ibaraki Governor Kazuhiko Oigawa indicated that he was open...

Osaka Metro plans subway extension to Yumeshima

In its first medium-term plan since its privatization and renaming in April, the Osaka Metro has specified that it intends to extend its Chuo...

Minister lambasted for prioritizing IR debate over disaster management

Much of the Japanese news media has prominently featured denunciations launched by opposition lawmakers at Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Keiichi Ishii...

Breaking the link between pachinko and tobacco

The passage of the anti-smoking ordinance by the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly in late June is forcing the pachinko industry to grapple with yet another major policy challenge, as social and legal standards in Japan are beginning to shift.

IR Bill debate resumes as opposition seethes

Over the fierce protests of opposition lawmakers, deliberations on the IR Implementation Bill kicked off on Tuesday within the Cabinet Committee of the House...

Tomoko Tamura

Japan Communist Party lawmaker

Global casinos not attracting Japan tourists

Asia’s glitzy IRs and casinos around the world are not attracting large numbers of Japanese tourists, despite their propensity to gamble in pachinko parlours at home, operators on a panel at the World Gaming Executive Summit in Barcelona said.

Anti-casino protesters march in the Osaka rain

A steady rain did not deter about 80 protesters from gathering and marching in the streets of Osaka on July 5 against the plan...

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Magazine accuses Caesars of making “illegal donations” to politicians

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