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Endgame toward the legalization of casino gambling

On Thursday afternoon the Japanese Diet took the penultimate step toward the legalization of casino gambling as the IR Implementation Bill was approved by...

Opposition prepares no confidence motion against Abe cabinet

Yukio Edano, head of the largest opposition force, Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, toured areas of the country ravaged by the recent rainstorms and told reporters, “The opposition had proposed that the government concentrate on the disasters, but instead they gave priority to casinos. Does this not provide sufficient grounds for a vote of no confidence?”

IR Implementation Bill passes the House of Representatives

The IR Implementation Bill is now halfway to enactment after being passed through the House of Representatives on the strength of the votes of the two ruling coalition parties, the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito, as well as the Osaka-based Japan Innovation Party.

Survey finds 69 percent of Japanese oppose IRs

The Abe government controls more than enough seats in the National Diet to force passage of the IR Implementation Bill, but the latest opinion...

IR Implementation Bill headed for early July enactment

Reports Tuesday revealed that the ruling coalition is planning to extend the Ordinary Diet Session by several weeks in order to assure passage of the IR Implementation Bill as well as a controversial labor policy bill. This takes all drama out of the matter—the IR legislation is now near certain to be enacted in early July.

Ruling party finally makes IR bill push

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has finally put passage of the IR Implementation Bill near the very top of its legislative agenda, as evident in comments made Saturday by Hiroshi Moriyama, the ruling party’s Diet affairs policy chairman.

Gambling addiction bill set to pass House of Representatives

Diet debate on the Basic Bill on Gambling Addiction Countermeasures began on Wednesday in the lower house’s Cabinet Committee, and the legislation is expected to be passed by a plenary session of House of Representatives by the end of business on Friday, May 25.

Abe scandal flares up again as IR debate commences

The long-awaited parliamentary debate on the IR Implementation Bill began Tuesday in a plenary session of the House of Representatives, but on the very eve of its commencement a revelation regarding one of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s swirling scandals shook the government anew.

Getting through to the other side

We enter a week, and the final month of the year, with a global economy tipping wildly between extremes of optimism and pessimism.
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