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China Uses Social Credit to Block Travel

China is reportedly preventing millions of its citizens from traveling if they have a low score under its newly introduced social credit system, according to news reports.

eSports Market Grows Exponentially

The eSports market in 2018 grew thirteen times larger in Japan compared to the previous year, reaching the 4.8 billion yen (about US$43 million) level, according to an estimate by gaming industry publisher Gzbrain.

Tokyo Plans Major eSports Event in FY2019

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has announced that 50 million yen (about US$460,000) in public funds is being budgeted in FY2019 for a major two-day eSports event in Tokyo. Both the venue and the date of the event remains to be decided.

Bust of Illegal Online Casino Disguised as Internet Cafe

On the 13th, Tokyo police raided an illegal online casino shop named “Hose” in the Minami-Koiwa district, arresting the manager, Daisuke Kashiwagi, 39, and seven other people.

Nagoya Mayor Still Searching for IR Location

Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura told a press conference on Monday that he was still searching for a candidate location for an IR. His criteria was that it should be within thirty minutes travel time of Nagoya Station and must possess a minimum of five hectares of land.