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Japan puts off finalizing casino resort policy

Bribery scandal prompts government to introduce anticorruption provisions

The Japanese government will add new provisions to its basic guidelines governing the licensing of casinos, following allegations that a lawmaker took payments from a Chinese casino operator. (Photo by Manda Yeung)

TOKYO -- The Japanese government will postpone the deadline for finalizing its basic policy on casino resorts, which will specify criteria for the screening of resort operators, to February or later. It had earlier said the rules would be set by the end of January.

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