Tag Archives: liberal democratic party
- Cagey Komeito spells trouble for Japan’s casino push
August 15, 2017
The sharp drop in approval ratings is causing some members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) coalition partner, Komeito, to be wary of moving Japan’s casino plans forward. After enacting the Integrated Resorts (IR) Promotion bill in December, Japanese lawmakers are currently working on the second piece of legislation—the...
- Japan ruling party’s attempt to get IR bill on calendar blocked—for now
November 16, 2016
After months of speculations, members of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) finally took a crack at getting the stalled IR Promotion bill on the official legislative calendar—to no avail. Members of the ruling party made the attempt last Tuesday afternoon, with expectations of debate occurring within the...
- Casino legislation back on the table as Japan’s LDP holds outright majority
July 28, 2016
After being left for dead, the prospects of Japan passing a casino legislation is back on the table, and now with a 50-50 chance of succeeding. Japanese media outlets reported that for the first time since 1989, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has gained outright majority in both houses of...
- Japan’s LDP aims to pass casino legislation next year
November 11, 2014
Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) abandoned its plan to pass the Integrated Resorts (IR) bill during the current Diet session through November 30, due to inadequate time for deliberations. A senior member of the LDP told the Kyodo News Agency last week that the party will now set its sights...
- Japan’s Lower House to Debate Casino Bill Next Week
June 4, 2014
Japan's casino bill is getting gassed up again for a round of debates that the country's parliament expects to start next week. It's still unlikely that a vote will be taken before the current legislative session ends on June 22, but proponents are now taking a more careful approach to...
- Japan’s LDP submits casino bill to parliament, inches closer to legalizing casinos
December 5, 2013
Japan's push to legalize casinos took a huge step in that direction after members of the Liberal Democratic Party officially submitted a bill to parliament, calling for the legalization of these casinos into what could very well turn into the second largest gambling market in the world. The ruling LDP...
New Japan law recognizes bitcoin as method of payment
March 31, 2017
Bitcoin catches attention of American Airlines, AT&T
August 9, 2017
Weakening Japanese yen could lead to bitcoin price surge
April 25, 2017
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March 12, 2014