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Japan probe into casino bribery case widens, pachinko operator raided

Japanese authorities raided the headquarters of a pachinko operator on Thursday as part of a bribery investigation centred on a ruling party lawmaker, media reported, widening a scandal that could undermine government efforts to develop casinos.

Factbox: Tsinghua-backed 500.com identified by media as involved in Japan casino bribery case

China's 500.com Ltd , an online gambling firm, was identified by media as the company accused by Tokyo prosecutors of bribing Japanese lawmakers in the hope of building a casino in Japan.

Foreigners turn net buyers of Japanese stocks in 2019

Foreign investment into Japanese equities has turned positive this year, data showed, as investors become more optimistic about an end to the prolonged Sino-U.S trade war, which has disrupted the local economy in the past few quarters.

Japan investors plan bigger bets on emerging market debt in 2020

福利网站Japanese asset managers are planning to venture deeper into emerging markets in the coming year as falling bond yields in traditional investment destinations, such as Europe, force them into riskier assets.

BOJ Kuroda says ready to ease if 2% inflation comes under threat

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Thursday that the central bank would ease policy further without hesitation if the momentum toward its 2% inflation goal came under threat, a sign of his readiness to top up its already massive monetary stimulus.

Explainer: Bribery scandal casts shadow on Japan's big casino gamble

Japanese prosecutors have arrested a ruling-party lawmaker previously in charge of casino policy on suspicion he accepted bribes from a company seeking to build a casino.

EXPLAINER-Bribery scandal casts shadow on Japan's big casino gamble

Japanese prosecutors have arrested a ruling-party lawmaker previously in charge of casino policy on suspicion he accepted bribes from a company seeking to build a casino.

UPDATE 1-Japan probe into casino bribery case widens, pachinko operator raided

Japanese authorities raided the headquarters of a pachinko operator on Thursday as part of a bribery investigation centred on a ruling party lawmaker, media reported, widening a scandal that could undermine government efforts to develop casinos.

Japan department store group J.Front seeks to wholly own Parco chain

Japanese department store group J.Front Retailing Co on Thursday said it was offering to buy the remaining shares in Parco Co , a fashion-focused chain in which it already has a stake, for 65.7 billion yen ($599.7 million).

Japan department store group J.Front seeks to wholly own Parco chain

Japanese department store group J.Front Retailing Co on Thursday said it was offering to buy the remaining shares in Parco Co, a fashion-focused chain in which it already has a stake, for 65.7 billion yen ($599.7 million).

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