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Bill to legalize casino gambling passes Lower House committee

  • December 2, 2016
  • , NHK
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20161202 afternoon1NHK reported at 1 p.m. that the bill to legalize casino gambling in Japan, known as the “IR promotion bill,” passed a Lower House committee today amid protests from the Democratic Party. LDP and Japan Innovation Party committee members voted for the bill. They were joined by one Komeito lawmaker, with two members of the ruling coalition’s junior member voting against the legislation. The network also said an additional resolution to drastically strengthen measures against gambling addiction and to build the world’s toughest regulations for casino operations was also passed with votes from the LDP, Komeito, and the Japan Innovation Party committee members.

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