National Dec 26, 2016

Law legalizing casino gambling in Japan takes effect

A law allowing casino gambling took effect Monday, prompting the government to promote the creation of "integrated resorts" that include hotels and other entertainment facilities. The law, sponsored by a group of lawmakers mainly from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, created controversy due to public ...

National Dec 2, 2016

Diet hikes safety fines 100-fold for charter bus industry

The Upper House passed a revision to the road transportation law on Friday that allows the fine for safety violations involving chartered buses to be hiked 100-fold to ¥100 million ($875,000). The revision follows a ski bus accident in Nagano Prefecture earlier this year that ...