• Kyodo


A group organizing public lotteries in Japan plans to offer special lotteries over five years from fiscal 2016 to help raise some ¥10 billion for the construction of facilities related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, people familiar with the idea said Friday.

The group, formed by the nation’s 47 prefectures and major cities, is also planning to organize special lotteries over four years from the same year, starting in April 2016, to raise about ¥6 billion for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, they said.

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