Four major opposition parties introduced a bill to scrap laws on casino resorts to the Diet on Monday as it convened to begin a 150-day regular session.
The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, the Democratic Party for the People, the Japanese Communist Party and the Social Democratic Party jointly submitted the bill to the House of Representatives.
Last week, Lower House lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto was served an additional arrest warrant in a bribery scandal related to an envisioned project to create one of the so-called integrated resorts that will feature casino facilities. Akimoto quit Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party after the scandal broke.
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