Tag Archives: Shinzo Abe

Tokyo Olympics postponed until ‘no later than summer 2021’

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have confirmed that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed to a later date due to the increasing spread of COVID-19. The emergency conference call between Shinzō Abe and IOC’s president Thomas Bach mentioned that given the Olympics worldwide appeal and fanbase, the decision was made to postpone …

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Japan gives the go ahead for new gambling resorts

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has given the green light to approve new gambling resorts across the country, with hopes to open the first resort in Osaka by 2024. The government approved the opening of casinos in 2016, followed by the approval of another bill which would pave the way for the legalisation of integrated resorts. It is hoped that …

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Haute Japan! Groupe Barrière eyes IR opportunities

French luxury hotel and hospitality giant Groupe Lucien Barrière has confirmed that it has developed a ‘Japanese strategic unit’ monitoring the nation’s ‘integrated resorts’ opportunities. The firm’s Japanese movements are confirmed by Barrière Group Casino Development Director Jonathan Strock speaking to the Nikkei Asian Review. Strock has been charged with leading the strategic unit, which seeks to bring European haute …

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Pro lobby resubmits Japanese casino bill

Japan’s pro gambling lobby is preparing to resubmit its failed bill to legalise gambling in ‘integrated resorts’ by the end of the month. Pro casino law makers are targeting approval or progress for the bill by the end of 2015. Legalised gambling has been promoted cautiously by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as part of Japan’s future economic growth program. To …

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EveryMatrix launches Japan Gambling White Paper

Igaming technology and services provider EveryMatrix has published an industry white paper on the proposed casino gambling bill for Japan – ‘Integrated Resort Promotion Bill’. EveryMatrix gives readers insight into current market conditions, and regulatory/political landscape of Japanese gambling. The white paper further asserts a number of market blocks and intricacies that potential Japanese license holders may have to anticipate …

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Japan to set up special sports corruption unit ahead of Tokyo 2020

The Japanese government has announced plans to set up a special policing unit to monitor and investigate corruption threats to its nations sporting bodies. Government officials confirmed that multiple government agencies would co-operate with the special unit in order to fight sports corruption in Japan and potential threats from abroad ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Japan’s ruling party the …

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