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As the year’s ordinary Diet session nears a climax this week, debate is heating up over a bill Prime Minister Shinzo Abe characterizes as key to his growth strategy: the so-called casino implementation legislation.

The bill spells out a raft of rules on the structure of Japan’s planned integrated resorts — nomenclature for casino resorts — and has ignited the ire of the opposition, as they face the prospect of it being forced through the Diet by Abe’s ruling coalition despite its widespread implications.

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