Error message

  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in template_preprocess_imageblock_content() (line 349 of /home/agbrief/agb/sites/all/modules/imageblock/imageblock.module).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in template_preprocess_imageblock_content() (line 349 of /home/agbrief/agb/sites/all/modules/imageblock/imageblock.module).

Tokoname City council makes IR appeal to Aichi governor

The city council of Tokoname appealed on Friday to Aichi Governor Hideaki Omura, calling for an accelerated feasibility study for siting an IR within their municipality.

Tokoname city is host to Chubu Centrair International Airport, and their concept is that an IR might be built on the same reclaimed island upon which the airport itself sits.

City Council chairman Kazutoshi Kawahara met with Governor Omura in person and was quoted by the local media as saying, “We should firmly deal with the issue of gambling addiction and build a wonderful IR on the airport island.” Governor Omura responded, “The prefectural government will examine the merits and the pending issues.”

Tokoname Mayor Norihiko Kataoka, who has also received an appeal from the city council, made statements that seemed to indicate he holds a more cautious stance: “While I have hopes for the contributions an IR might play in our regional development, I am concerned about its impact on gambling addiction and public security. Many points remain unclear. Let’s see what kinds of policies the national government comes up with.”

The Chubu Centrair International Airport in Tokoname city is the nation’s 8th busiest airport, having served more than 10 million passengers in 2015.

More news from this jurisdiction

JapanWednesday, Jan 17, 2018

Hard Rock International is attempting to boost its attraction to the forthcoming Japanese IR market by drawing attention to its recently launched “Rock Om” program.

JapanMonday, Jan 15, 2018

Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura faces an electoral challenge from a candidate affiliated with the Japan Communist Party as he seeks a third term.

JapanFriday, Jan 12, 2018

In a piecemeal fashion, Japan is beginning to strengthen its anti-addiction infrastructure in anticipation of the opening of its first IRs in the next decade. The latest step is the establishment of the Hyogo Kobe Addiction Countermeasures Center, which will include a hotline for telephone consultation.

JapanThursday, Jan 11, 2018

TransAct Technologies said it has teamed up with AIGC Co., a new consulting agency focused on the potential casino gaming market in Japan, to promote its products.

JapanWednesday, Jan 10, 2018

Hideo Sawada, the founder of H.I.S., one of Japan’s largest travel agencies, who is also president of Huis Ten Bosch, the theme park in Sasebo city has sketched out a grand vision of an undersea casino in Nagasaki.

JapanThursday, Jan 04, 2018

The Japan Racing Association (JRA) began implementing third-party gambling addiction exclusions at the end of December, heralding a new direction in Japanese policy expected to apply not only to current forms of gambling, but also to the IRs likely to open in the mid-2020s.

JapanMonday, Dec 18, 2017

With four separate municipal governments now considering IR licensing bids within her prefecture, Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi made comments last Thursday indicating that she will maintain a neutral and largely passive policy posture.