Japan Wants Casinos
By Earl
Ichiro Tanioka, 46, chairman of Japan’s “first academic society dedicated to the study of gambling and gaming” has decided to “help establish a gambling culture in Japan.”

'We learn about life through experiencing little wins and losses,” Tanioka said. “Because there's no gambling culture ingrained in our society, many people went too far during the bubble period and ended up gambling their way to failure. Many people frown on gambling, but it remains one of the most popular ways for people to spend their leisure time.”

Tanioka also said he felt the debate on legalization of gambling has become “mired in emotion. Neither side has considered the true state [of casinos] in the United States. I'd like to provide accurate information on the issue,” Chairman Tanioka said. He added that he was “breaking new ground with his research of the sociology behind gambling...”

 
 
 
 
 
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