Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) listens to Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casino and resort Chief Executive Officer George Tanasijevich (L) as he arrives to visit the MBS casino in Singapore May 30, ... more 
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) listens to Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casino and resort Chief Executive Officer George Tanasijevich (L) as he arrives to visit the MBS casino in Singapore May 30, 2014. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to tour Singapore's two lavish casino resorts on Friday as his home country toys with the idea of liberalizing casino gambling to boost tourism and attract investment. Japan, home to 128 million people and the world's third largest economy, is widely seen as a prize market for casino operators due to its affluent population and close proximity to wealthy Asian gamblers in the region. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TRAVEL) less 
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Fri, May 30, 2014 5:54 AM EDT