Yuriko Nagano - Journalist



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Hokkaido And Nagasaki Study IRs, But Tokyo Still Neutral 11 Mar, 2014

Japanese municipalities Hokkaido and Nagasaki are pushing ahead with studies on integrated resorts (IRs) development, while the new governor of Tokyo, the host city for the 2020 Summer Olympics, remains undecided on its plans.

Casino Backers In Japan Launch Promotional Forum 07 Feb, 2014

Supporters of casino development in Japan convened this week for a kick-off meeting to launch what organisers are tentatively calling the Council for Promotion of Integrated Resorts.

Osaka And Okinawa Continue Preparations While Awaiting IR Legislation Passage 05 Feb, 2014

The prefectures of Osaka and Okinawa have been eyeing advancements made in the Japanese parliament and preparing for the possible passage of the casino enabling bill this year.

Japan Coalition Partner Not Ready To Agree On Casino Measure 25 Nov, 2013

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party's coalition partner New Komeito party is not in a state to agree on the casino measure by the end of this year.

Japan’s Expanded Soccer Betting To Kick Off This Week 21 Nov, 2013

Soccer lottery fans in Japan will be able to bet on German and English leagues and games starting on Saturday, November 23.

Japan's IR Giren Agrees To Resubmit Casino Bill As A Coalition 14 Nov, 2013

The cross-party legislative group charged with enabling casino legislation in Japan has resolved to push forward a jointly-backed bill before the end of this year.

Japan’s Lawmakers Tout 2020 Olympics Opportunity to Move Casino Plans 19 Sep, 2013

Chances of a casino law materialising are probably at their best in the last ten years, said Takeshi Iwaya, a key lower house lawmaker backing casinos in Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

Japan Restoration Party Goes It Alone With Casino Plans 13 Jun, 2013

Legislators from the ultra-nationalist Japan Restoration Party have seized an early lead with their draft bill that would bring casinos to the world’s third biggest economy, but rival measures may still emerge.

Japan Restoration Party Submits Casino Bill to Lower House 07 Jun, 2013

In a surprise move, the Japan Restoration Party, led by outspoken Osaka City Mayor Toru Hashimoto, submitted a casino promotional bill this morning to the Lower House of the Japanese parliament.

Japan’s Lawmakers Back Soccer Lottery Expansion 30 Apr, 2013

Japanese consumers may be able to bet on World Cup and English Premier League games as early as the beginning of next year.