Ruling bloc finalizes Hokuriku Shinkansen extension route

Dec 21, 2016

Ruling bloc finalizes Hokuriku Shinkansen extension route

The ruling bloc has officially adopted a plan to extend the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line through the city of Obama in Fukui Prefecture and Kyoto Station in neighboring Kyoto Prefecture. The decision was made at a Tuesday project-team meeting of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party ...

Diet enacts contentious casino legislation

Dec 15, 2016

Diet enacts contentious casino legislation

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The Diet enacted a law to legalize casinos Thursday morning amid ongoing public concerns over a raft of potential social ills, including surges in gambling addiction and organized crime. For Japan, it seems casino legalization could be equivalent to opening Pandora’s box. The nation ...

Sep 16, 2016

Government to defer bill penalizing criminal conspiracies

The government and ruling bloc will postpone introducing a bill that penalizes criminal conspiracies, officials said Friday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that the bill “is not included in the list of legislation to be submitted to the extraordinary Diet ...