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3.2 Million Japanese Seen Having Experienced Gambling Addiction (News)

Tokyo, Sept. 29 (Jiji Press)—Some 3.2 million people, or 3.6% of the total number of adults in Japan, are estimated to have experienced gambling addiction at least once in their lives, it was learned Friday. The figure includes those who have not gambled for many years, the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare said in an interim report of the national epidemiological survey. The report als…

Japan Outlines Regulations on Casino-Featuring Resorts (News)

Tokyo, July 31 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government released Monday an outline of regulations for so-called integrated resorts, or IRs, that feature casinos, including measures to prevent gambling addiction, with a view to submitting a related bill during an extraordinary session of parliament this autumn. According to the outline, the number of IR visits by Japanese nationals will be restrict…

Japan’s Parliament Enacts Casino, Pension Reform Bills (News)

Tokyo, Dec. 15 (Jiji Press)—The Diet enacted a so-called integrated resort promotion bill to legalize casinos in Japan in the small hours of Thursday, after another controversial bill, on reforming the country's pension system, cleared the Japanese parliament the previous day. The casino bill, which was modified by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Tuesday, was approved at a plenary meetin…

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