Thursday, July 2, 2020

Japan

Tourism minister admits IR licensing application period may be delayed

The Japanese central government has made its first public indication of a possibility that its IR licensing application period may be delayed. Responding to a...

Governor Koike accused of deceiving public on Tokyo IR plans

In the summer of 2017, Fumiko Hayashi won reelection as mayor of Yokohama claiming to be a “blank slate” but in reality favoring IR development in her city. Anti-casino activists believe that history may be repeating itself; this time with Governor Yuriko Koike in neighboring Tokyo.

Osaka leaders give up on firm timeline for operator selection

Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui and Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura have indicated that, due to impact of the coronavirus, it is currently not possible to set...

The partial retirement of the “Don of Yokohama”

The “Don of Yokohama” has made a big move, but it may take some weeks or months to determine exactly what it signifies.

Okura Holdings expects profit to fall

Okura Holdings said it expects to record a decrease in profit of 83 percent for the eleven months ended 31 May 2020, mainly attributed...

Tomakomai city still pitching Hokkaido governor for IR development

The Tomakomai city government is still lobbying Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki to overturn his earlier verdict and to support the city’s IR development ambitions. In...

Recall campaign against Yokohama mayor could be formidable

All of the candidate locations seeking IR development are facing local citizen protests of one sort or another, but the one that really deserves attention is the recall campaign against Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi.

Oshidori International Holdings gains new leader for Japan IR efforts

Hong Kong-listed Oshidori International Holdings, a company involved in bidding for a casino license in Japan, has announced the appointment of a new non-executive...

Recall campaign against Yokohama mayor to launch in October

Anti-casino groups are preparing to launch their recall campaign against pro-IR Mayor Fumiko Hayashi in October, after having been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Shinzo Abe: IRs to assist post-Covid tourism recovery

In the House of Representatives Budget Committee, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe effectively reasserted his government’s intention to move forward with IR development, suggesting that...

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