Tokyo casino likely to be foreigner only, governor says

    Published in: Latest IntelligenceWhile the fate of a bill to legalize casinos in Japan remains in political limbo, Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe is of the view that any property eventually established in Tokyo is likely to be open to foreign passport holders only. by Shirley Lau “I do not know if this so-called ‘integrated resort’ will be built – whether it will pass Parliament or not. I expect that it will in a couple of months. However, we have many problems concerning the casinos. My guess is that it be just for foreign passport-holders, and that Japanese passport-holders strict regulations for getting into the casino. There are many political forces that would like to promote this issue. I am very careful,” he said.Masuzoe said the complex negotiations around the long-delayed casino bill have been made more “delicate” by the recent resignation of two female cabinet ministers. “It is a very...

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