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Japan Casino School 校長 大岩根 成悦

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Takashi Mochizuki and Kate O’Keefe, So, How Do You Say ‘Betting on the Come’ in Japanese?  In 2004, Mr Oiwane opened a casino school; He’s still waiting for gambling to be legalized. Wall Street Journal, Aug 26, 2014 (front page).
online.wsj.com/articles/japanese-casino-schools-big-wager-that-gambling-will-be-legalized-1409020204

Note:
(a) on the come (adverb): "(poker) betting on cards that may come in the future"
en.wiktionary.org/wiki/on_the_come

(b)
(i) Masayoshi ŌIWANE  (校長) 大岩根 成悦
Japanese English dictionary (both Japanese pronunciations)
* iwa 岩 (n)
* ne 根 (n)

(ii) Japan Casino School   日本カジノ スクール (the katakana is pronounced “kazino suku-ru, where the dash signals a long vowel)
casinoschool.co.jp

(c) “One of his fondest memories is a winning streak at a casino on the Pacific island of Tinian, north of Guam, where some Japanese go to gamble.”

For Tinian, see Northern Mariana Islands
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Mariana_Islands

, which is just north of Guam.
(d) “Part of his marketing pitch was his belief that Japan would legalize casinos within three years. He wasn't taking a flyer on the claim. Tokyo's governor at the time, Shintaro Ishihara, was keen to bring gambling to the city.”

flyer (n): “a reckless or speculative venture —usually used in the phrase take a flier“
http://www.merriam-webster.com/d ... =1&t=1409105234

(e) Mr Oiwane’s mock casinos offer “blackjack, Texas hold'em, baccarat and roulette games.”

Texas hold'em
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_hold'em

(f) “‘I didn't believe his three-year thing at all,’ says Masatoshi Otani, who attended the school in 2008 hoping to find adventure overseas. For now, he works as a dealer in Singapore.”
(i) It is 10 pm EDT, Aug 26, 2014. An hour ago, the Japanese version of the report is published.

Takashi Mochizuki and Kate O’Keefe, 日本のカジノ解禁に賭けた男、苦節10年で予想的中なるか. ウォール・ストリート・ジャーナル日本版, Aug 27, 2014.
jp.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052970204431804580116503354032266
(ii) That makes the Japanese name of Masayoshi ŌTANI possible; otherwise I could not find the Japanese name.

大谷 雅俊
(iii) Japanese English dictionary

kusetsu 苦節 【くせつ】 (n): “unswerving determination”  (Both the “ku” and “setsu” are Chinese pronunciations of kanji 苦 and 節, respectively.)
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