UPDATE 1-Hot springs are passe - Japan's tourist towns covet casinos

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By Nathan Layne and Junko Fujita OTARU/SASEBO, Japan, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Ageing and shrinking, Japan's country towns want to gamble away their economic and demographic woes. With lawmakers planning to submit legislation soon to open Japan to casino gambling, likely in time for the 2020 Olympics, several small cities, hot spring towns and tourist destinations are pushing to get one of the coveted licences. Japan is one of the ...

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