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- Snap election threatens Japan’s casino legislative progress
September 18, 2017
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reportedly planning to call a snap election, which would almost certainly impose further delays on passage of important casino legislation. On Sunday, sources within Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) told local media that the government would likely request a dissolution of the lower...
- ‘Single, tightly secured’ casinos on the horizon for Japan’s IRs
June 14, 2017
Despite reports that it won’t likely come up for debate until next year, Japan’s second casino legislation is steadily taking shape. On Wednesday, Asia Gaming Brief reported that the Experts’ Committee has approved several new proposals for the Integrated Resorts (IR) Implementation Bill, including the creation of a “Casino Management...
- Japan PM Abe wants casino regulation law enacted by Q3
April 7, 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has buckled down to work on regulations that will ensure the country's planned casinos are managed properly. Abe led the first meeting of a panel tasked to promote the so-called integrated resorts on Tuesday, with discussions centered on several thorny, gambling issues such as anti-social...
- Osaka group lodges problem gambling bill to boost Japan IR chances
February 27, 2017
In a bid to move Japan's casino policies forward, members of the opposition party have come up with a new legislation that will deal with problem gamblers in the country. The Osaka-centric Nippon Ishin no Kai party is hoping that a cooperation with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party will boost...
- Japan’s LDP may force action to bulldoze casino bill through Diet
December 13, 2016
It's the eleventh-hour war of words at the Diet. Fierce protests from opposing Japanese lawmakers have caused the deliberations over a bill to legalize casino gambling to drag into Tuesday evening, with no end in sight, local media outlets reported. Because of this, it appears that the Upper House committee...
- Japan’s Prime Minister defends casino legislative push
December 7, 2016
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is defending his party’s push to bring legal casino gambling to the land of the rising sun. After three years of stasis, Japanese lawmakers pushed their Integrated Resorts Promotion (IR) bill through the Diet’s lower house on Tuesday. The bill has now been sent to...
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
bitFlyer rolls out Visa-powered Bitcoin prepaid card in Japan
October 10, 2017