Shingo Ito

For Shingo Ito's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japan set to take a gamble on casinos

Jun 10, 2013

Japan set to take a gamble on casinos

A group of Japanese lawmakers is close to hitting the jackpot in their bid to legalize casinos, betting the revenue bonanza could challenge Macau for the title of global gaming powerhouse.

Hibakusha: Nuke safety biggest lie

Aug 10, 2012

Hibakusha: Nuke safety biggest lie

The marks that still scar Sunao Tsuboi’s face from the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima are a grim reminder of the power of the atom as a wave of wariness about nuclear power sweeps Japan. Nearly 170,000 people perished instantly in the searing heat or ...