Anti casino group grows in Japan

Japan

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As Japanese cities decided to bid for casino licenses, local opposition movements are pushing for a development block.

Japan.- Japanese cities have agreed on installing integrated resorts, which include casino salons, although local anti-gaming movements have been trying to block the proposals. Now, regional Aichi Prefecture city of Tokoname authorities have confirmed they will participate in the bidding process to allow a casino development, but the government will have to negotiate with opposition groups.

“We absolutely cannot permit these casinos that will create misfortunes for vulnerable people. I will use all of my strength in the Diet to prevent it from happening,” stated House of Representatives lawmaker Nobuko Motomura. Anti-casino groups are supported by nationwide Japan Communist Party.

“On Wednesday, three House of Representatives lawmakers who represent local constituencies paid a visit to the Aichi Prefectural Headquarters to seek an explanation of the prefectural government’s policy on seeking an IR. They urged the officials to gather the opinions of ordinary citizens before deciding to make a bid,” revealed an AGBrief statement.