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Japan's entry to shake up Asia's casino market

Operators poised to invest as policymakers try to balance profit, social concerns

KENTARO IWAMOTO and MAYUKO TANI, Nikkei staff writers | South Korea

TOKYO/SINGAPORE -- Top executives from U.S. and Asian casino operators were in an optimistic mood as they gathered in Tokyo in late February. Speaking at a gathering of investors, each expressed an eagerness to go into business in the world's third-largest economy, to be opened for casino gambling under a law passed in December.

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