The Diet on Friday enacted a bill authorizing the opening of casino resorts, despite stiff resistance from opposition parties and widespread public concern about gambling addiction.
The bill was passed in the House of Councilors after a filibuster by opposition leader Yukio Edano, which continued for two hours and 43 minutes. Edano heads the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan.
Unable to view this article?
This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.
Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.
We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.