Govt to hold public hearings across the country

The Japanese government is set to hold public hearings across the country this month to explain the policies to address problem gambling and concerns about money laundering, The Japan Times reports.

Earlier this week, the eight-member Experts’ Committee advising the Abe government on its forthcoming IR Implementation Bill held its tenth and final regular meeting, wrapping up a stage of the process that began in March.

The Experts’ Committee report will soon be forwarded to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and it is expected to form the basis of the forthcoming IR Implementation Bill.

The public hearings are set to be held in Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Sendai, Sapporo, Nagoya, Toyama and Takamatsu in Kagawa Prefecture this month.