Public support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet has fallen by nearly six percentage points compared to November. The passage on December 14 in Japan’s parliament – a body known as the Diet – of an enabling bill for casino resorts in that country was a factor in the decline, according to Kyodo news agency.
Approval for the cabinet of the governing Liberal Democratic Party slipped to 54.8 percent from 60.7 percent the previous month, according to a two-day nationwide poll by the news outlet. The same survey indicated the public disapproval rating for the cabinet rose to 34.1 percent, up 3.7 points.
More than half of respondents viewed negatively the passage of the casino industry enabling bill, as well as the outcome of a summit last week between Mr Abe (pictured) and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, said Kyodo.
Questioned about the Diet’s legalisation of casinos, 69.6 percent of respondents opposed the law and 24.6 percent supported it.
The same survey indicated 75.3 percent of respondents would not want a so-called integrated casino resort to be built in their neighbourhood. A total of 21.9 percent of those replying said they would support one.
Kyodo said it conducted the poll on 1,456 randomly selected households and received 1,018 valid responses.
Dec 19, 2018Hajime Satomi, chairman and chief executive of Japanese entertainment conglomerate Sega Sammy Holdings Inc, has played down interest in pursuing a licence for a casino resort in Osaka, showing a...
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”Assuming we pursue development in the Tokyo metropolitan area, it is possible that it will be a large-scale project and ... we would like to hold the largest equity share in it”
Chairman and CEO of Japanese conglomerate Sega Sammy Holdings