The government of Japan adopted an ordinance that establishes the creation of a casino management committee on January 7, 2020.
Japan.- Japan keeps moving its casino industry forward, not only by trying to create a proper regulatory framework but also by preparing the necessary committees to launch the market. On Friday, the government adopted an ordinance to create a management committee to supervise casino operators in Japan.
The committee would start on January 7, 2020, according to Jiji Press. As part of the creation of the committee, the government will nominate five members, including the chair. That person would be confirmed during the ongoing extraordinary session of Japan’s Parliament.
The government also adopted an ordinance that establishes the creation of the committee’s secretariat. This would have two departments: the first one would be for administrative work and measures against gambling addiction, while the other one would entail industry supervision.
Eight areas in Japan want to develop integrated resorts
Japanese Tourism Minister Kazuyoshi Akaba hosted a news conference where he confirmed that eight areas in the country want to bid to host an integrated resort (IR).
Akaba cited the results of a survey conducted by the Japan Tourism Agency, Japan Times confirmed. The eight areas are Tokyo, Yokohama, Hokkaido, Osaka, Nagoya, Chiba, Wakayama Prefecture and Kagasaki Prefecture. The survey started on September 9 and finished on September 23.
The Tourism Agency said that it will interview officials from the eight areas to confirm the status of their operations. The local governments interested in hosting an IR must file their plans for state approval.