Monday, November 18, 2019

Japan

Seven IR operators participate in Yokohama’s RFC process

The Yokohama municipal government has revealed that seven IR operators are participating in its RFC process, aiming to develop Yamashita Pier into a major urban IR.

Floyd Mayweather reportedly holds quixotic Japan casino ambitions

Champion boxer Floyd Mayweather reportedly plans to bid for a “casino empire” which he envisions opening on the Japanese island of Okinawa, according to a report in The Sun. If so, his ambitions will soon run up against a cold wall of regulatory reality.

No clarity on Tokyo’s IR policy expected before gubernatorial election

With Tokyo gubernatorial elections now scheduled for July 5 of next year, political observers are predicting that Governor Yuriko Koike will not clarify her stance on an IR bid for at least the next nine months or so.

Government nominates Casino Management Board members

The Japanese government on Wednesday nominated five candidates to serve on the Casino Management Board, the independent agency to be established on January 7, 2020, with a mandate to regulate Japan’s casino industry.

Fears grow traffic jams may slow Yumeshima IR construction

Osaka officials are beginning to acknowledge more openly that the simultaneous construction of the 2025 World Expo and the anticipated IR on Yumeshima island may create traffic jams that will impact work efficiency.

Osaka willing to consider partial IR opening before 2025 World Expo

The Osaka prefectural and municipal authorities are beginning to reconcile themselves to the likelihood that a full opening of the Yumeshima IR will not be possible before the 2025 World Expo.

Yokohama Chamber of Commerce launches pro-IR organization

Having telegraphed its intention to do so since March, the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry has finally launched its pro-IR organization, dubbed the...

Sega Sammy April-Sept. sales fall 3.2 percent

Sega Sammy Holdings says net sales in the April-September 2019 period fell 3.2 percent to JPY166 billion (about $1.5 billion).

Tokyo mulls IR development in Odaiba Aomi area

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has announced a series of consultations with private companies over its tentatively-named “Tokyo Bay Area Vision,” which explicitly includes the possibility of an IR bid for the Aomi area of Odaiba.

Konami interim revenue declines, but gaming division strong

Konami Holdings reported a 0.9 percent decline in revenue for the six months ended Sept. 30, despite a strong performance from its gaming and systems division.

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