Japan pushing ahead with casino plan ahead of 2020 Olympics
Kyodo -- Jul 18
Japan plans to set up a new unit to look at setting up integrated resort facilities featuring casinos in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, the top government spokesman said Friday.

Officials from various government agencies will come together to work on the matter, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a regular press conference.

Last December, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, the Japan Restoration Party and the People's Life Party submitted a bill to the Diet urging the government to build integrated resort facilities in Japan.

菅官房長官は、カジノを中心とする統合型リゾート施設の整備を検討する新たな組織を発­足させる方針を明らかにしました。
Sources: Kyodo, tbsnewsi
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