The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced last week that Deloitte Tohmatsu (Deloitte Japan) had agreed to pay a US$2 million fine to settle charges that it had violated auditor independence rules.
The organization of the Japan Tourism Agency—which falls under the auspices of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism—has been reshuffled to strengthen its ability to carry out its duties to select candidate sites for licensing and to oversee the IR industry.
Tokyo police announced that they have arrested five suspects for a violent invasion of an illegal online casino store in the Kinshicho district of Tokyo.
Several Australian senators have called for an independent inquiry into allegations that Crown Resorts was promoting illegal gambling promotion operations in China, that it was facilitating visas for VIPs and had close links to organized crime.
Tokyo police have arrested two people in connection with an illegal internet casino that had been operating in the basement of a building in Kabukicho for the past two months.
The Philippine Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling ordering the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to issue a license for Waterfront Philippines to operate an IR in Manila’s Entertainment City.
This past weekend saw two separate police raids against illegal internet casinos in Tokyo and Nagoya, the latest in an ongoing series of such legal actions in major Japanese cities. The two raids occurred within a three-hour period.