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 ...