Fukuoka Mayor Soichiro Takashima has quickly responded to the Junior Chamber International Fukuoka’s proposal for an IR bid from his city. The answer was clear—“not at this time.”
Following that Kyushu-Nagasaki IR Business Connect Seminar held in June, the Sasebo Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pushing forward with a pair of initiatives that aim to deepen their engagement with IR operators that have an interest in the Huis Ten Bosch location.
The Kitakyushu City IR Promotion Council is finding that Kitakyushu Airport Island should become the focus of their IR bid, if they are able to gain the needed political support from Mayor Kenji Kitahashi.
Sasebo’s campaign to build an IR at the Huis Ten Bosch theme park has been given a major boost by the Kyushu Governors’ Association, which has decided to offer proactive support and to dismiss the recent rival candidacy of Kitakyushu city.
Sasebo Mayor Norio Tomonaga used the occasion of the launch of his fourth term on Tuesday to pledge his proactive efforts to gain an IR license at the Huis Ten Bosch theme park.
On April 26, it was revealed that Hideo Sawada, chairman and president of the major travel company H.I.S. would be giving up his role as president of the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki, apparently in connection with Sasebo city’s IR bid. Sawada will maintain his links with Huis Ten Bosch as chairman without […]