Japanese law makers (law makers?) have been discussing the issue on whether or not to allow gambling casinos with the Liberal Democratic Party (owes its existence to the Anglo-Americans) apparently deciding not to seek passage of a bill to legalize casino operations during this current Diet session. The LDP’s coalition partner Komeito remains cautious on gambling. The “remaining cautious” comes from the fact that the Komeito party is tightly connected to Minoru Harada‘s powerful Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist sect in Japan. The Soka Gakkai Buddhist sect is what keeps many Japanese in a semi-slave status dutifully plodding off to work every day, paying their endless taxes, and slogging it out in society for Japan Inc. without complaining about their lot in life.
SGI’s success lies in capitalizing on deep Japanese tribal instincts to work and suffer for the state which SGI reinforces. Soka Gakkai is big money if anyone has not paid any attention to its operations over the years. Soka Gakkai’s university in Hachioji if anyone has been there, is loaded with all kinds of expensive art and a museum-type of structure as you walk through the main entrance. It’s also a pretty pricey university to enter as a student. Up towards the mountains where I live, there is a well funded museum and it houses very expensive gifts from world leaders that have been gifted to Soka Gakkai leaders, more recently Daisaku Ikeda‘s expensive gifts given to him after years of international relations. When Komeito was attacked by the LDP years ago for its ties to Soka Gakkai, Komeito simply changed its name to “New Komeito” and continued on. The deal here is money. If gambling casinos are set up in Japan, this would potentially risk money that would be headed towards Soka Gakkai that would be blown in gambling casinos.
LDP puts off legalizing casinos in Japan
January 19, 2016
The Liberal Democratic Party has decided not to seek passage of a bill to legalize casino operations during this Diet session because coalition partner Komeito remains cautious on gambling.
The LDP appears to be eager to avoid a conflict with Komeito, backed by the Buddhist lay group Soka Gakkai, ahead of the Upper House election this summer.
The bill was jointly introduced by the LDP and two other parties during last years ordinary legislative session but was carried over to this session after the LDP prioritized passage of the controversial national security bills last September.
“We’ll give up again for this session,” an LDP lawmaker backing the casino bill said Monday.
“The problem is whether an accord can be reached between the LDP and Komeito,” said another LDP member.
The bill would lift the ban on casino operations and developing commercial complexes including casinos.
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