Japan has enacted a controversial law to allow casinos. The government says they will boost tourism and growth. The bill was bitterly fought by opposition politicians.
From tuna to sea urchin, Japanese cuisine is all about seafood. But with fish stocks critically endangered, tourists sampling local delicacies may be harming marine life more than they realize.
In a high-stakes head-to-head between two European rivals, Hossein Esnan has come out victorious with the $10 million grand prize in Las Vegas. He said if it weren't for good cards and a bit of luck, he'd be runner-up.
Heinz-Christian Strache has had his home searched. Authorities are investigating whether company appointments have been made in return for promises on gambling licenses.
South Korea has said it will withdraw Japan from its fast-track trade list. The announcement comes after Japan placed export restrictions on South Korea.
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