26 Dec '11, 9pm

Japan bets on casinos to fund recovery: TOKYO - A cross-party group of Japanese Members of Parliament (MPs) want...

TOKYO - A cross-party group of Japanese Members of Parliament (MPs) wants to resurrect a 2006 campaign to put casinos on the same legal footing as betting on horseracing to aid Japan's recovery from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The cost of rebuilding the north-east coastline, estimated at US$245 billion (S$317.2 billion), has given fresh impetus to the campaign, which has the support of a growing number of influential politicians, including four former Prime Ministers. Members of the 150-strong group have met senior police officials in an attempt to calm fears that casino resorts of the kind springing up elsewhere in Asia will fall under the influence of yakuza gangsters. Mr Issei Koga, an MP from the governing Democratic party of Japan and leader of the group, said casino resorts would be "enormously strong engines" for generating international tourism, which plum...

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