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Tokyo Correspondent — Reuters

Your Reuters correspondent in Tokyo. Previously in Helsinki.

Tsunami-hit Miyagi mulls casino to hasten recovery

japantimes.co.jp — Business and political leaders in the northeast are betting on a casino as the brightest hope to speed reconstruction in a region battered by the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Supporters of the plan for a casino near Sendai are not publicizing their efforts yet, because they expect strong opposition from residents on the grounds that a casino would exploit victims of the disaster.

Japan casino bill delayed again; resort opening could miss Olympics: sources

reuters.com — Authors of the casino bill previously planned to start discussions sometime around this week and vote on the bill in November. The delay will make it harder to enact the law by the end of this session of parliament on Nov 30, three people familiar with the process told Reuters on Wednesday.

Lawmakers in Japan's tsunami-hit region eye casino to hasten recovery

reuters.com — Supporters of the plan for a casino near the northeastern city of Sendai are not publicizing their efforts yet, as they expect strong opposition from residents on the grounds that a casino would exploit victims of the disaster. But they hope to campaign openly once lawmakers in Tokyo pass a measure to legalize casinos.

Lawmakers in Japan's tsunami-hit region eye casino to hasten recovery

reuters.com — Miyagi region saw highest death toll in 2011 quake, tsunami * Two-thirds of Miyagi assembly members support casino By Ritsuko Ando SENDAI, Japan, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Business and political leaders in northeastern Japan are betting on a casino as the brightest hope to speed reconstruction in a region battered by the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Japan listings get bullish sign as Recruit sets IPO price

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Yuya Shino The logo of Recruit Holdings is seen on its headquarters building in Tokyo September 10, 2014. The range of 2,800 to 3,100 yen, set last week, had already suggested a more bullish stance than the initial indicative price of 2,800 yen. The company's Oct.

Costs, politics erode chances for a Tokyo casino by 2020

uk.reuters.com — TOKYO (Reuters) - Plans to open Japan's first casino in Tokyo before the 2020 Olympics are becoming increasingly unlikely, with developers facing skyrocketing building costs and a city government that no longer considers casino development an economic priority. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called legalizing casino gambling a pillar of his plan to revive economic growth.

Women fight maternity harassment in the shadow of 'Abenomics'

japantimes.co.jp — When Sayaka Osakabe returned to work after a second miscarriage, one of the first questions her boss asked was whether she was having sex again. Despite laws guaranteeing equal opportunity and a near parity of sexes attending university, Japanese women have yet to gain an equal footing in the workplace.

In Abenomics' shadow, Japanese women fight 'maternity harassment'

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Yuya Shino 1 of 5. Sayaka Osakabe, founder of 'Matahara net,' a support group calling for legislation outlining more support for working women, reads an educational magazine for expectant mothers in their first trimester, in her house in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo September 11, 2014.

NEWSMAKER-Japan minister for GPIF reform a policy wonk with rebellious streak

reuters.com — Yasuhisa Shiozaki, 63, has a reputation as a policy wonk with a strong resume, but critics say he has sometimes lacked the finesse to navigate ruling party politics. As head of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor, Shiozaki steps into a crucial role in overseeing a closely watched overhaul of the Government Pension Investment Fund, widely known as GPIF.

Japan's brokerages seize opportunity as death tax set to rise

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Yuya Shino 1 of 5. A participant takes notes on a document explaining about the priority of the inheritance during a Daiwa Securities' inheritance tax seminar in Tokyo August 26, 2014.
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Oct 31, 2014

RT @fjeronimo: Sony smartphone market share in Japan is down to 8% in 3Q14 from 19% a year ago, while Apple's is up to 52% in 3Q14 from 50% a year ago

Oct 31, 2014

BOJ Kuroda comments, often odd when translated: "'About 2 yrs' is a flexible concept..." "There were things I felt when seeing various data"

Oct 31, 2014

@tnatsu 「性交渉年齢が終わってしまった女性」=堀切稔仁区議?なぜ女性のせいになるのか、わかりません。

Oct 29, 2014

Nintendo CEO says it's developing a device to track sleep and fatigue. Isn't there already an app for that?

Oct 24, 2014

RT @thomsonreuters: Our latest study looked at the gender diversity of the boards of more than 4,000 public companies globally: tmsnrt.rs/1ww6o2w

Oct 23, 2014

Japan's top court orders retrial in 'maternity harassment' case reut.rs/12hngiq

Oct 23, 2014

Support group of new trade minister spent funds at S&M bar reut.rs/1wlGjCf -- by @ReutersMariS, who resists any whip/spanking puns

Oct 22, 2014

Japan's trade minister Miyazawa says did not frequent S&M bar but political funds ended up there jp.reuters.com/article/topNew…

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