Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Japan

Wakayama general view

Composition of Wakayama IR Experts Committee clarified

The Wakayama Prefectural Government has scheduled August 6 as the date for the first meeting of its IR Experts Committee and has revealed the eight members of the panel.

Hokkaido leaders grapple over IR policy

The summer has brought with it some political heat in Japan’s northernmost prefecture as local government leaders struggle to determine whether or not Tomakomai...
Kazuo Okada

Courts reject Okada’s appeals

Courts in Japan and the Philippines have rejected appeals from billionaire Kazuo Okada, who is seeking to regain control over his former gaming empire, according to media reports.
Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi

Yokohama Chamber of Commerce presses mayor to launch IR bid

The Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry has publicly urged Mayor Fumiko Hayashi to come off the fence and to quickly make a decision in favor of launching an IR bid.

New Chitose Airport slots boosted by 20 percent

Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Keiichi Ishii has announced that the number of takeoff and landing slots at Hokkaido’s New Chitose Airport will be increased by 20 percent, effective next spring.

Cruise ships not necessarily bonanza for local communities

Many of the IR plans include the notion of boosting cruise ship traffic to Japan as an important pillar of the business plan, but the recent experience of Nagasaki city may provide a warning that having more cruise ships in the port is not itself sufficient to benefit the local community.

Galaxy Entertainment sponsors Junior Soccer Cup

Expanding its outreach to Japanese society through sports, Galaxy Entertainment announced that they will host the “Galaxy Entertainment Junior Soccer Cup.”

Panasonic launches IR business headquarters

Electronics and technology giant Panasonic is jumping with both feet into the anticipated IR industry by consolidating on July 1 about thirty of its employees into an “IR Business Promotion Headquarters.”

Panasonic

Japanese electronics company interested in participating in the IR industry. From July 1st, 2019, the company consolidated about 30 of its employees into an...
Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi

Yokohama mayor: more watching and waiting

Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi, the self-described “blank slate” on an IR bid, is becoming clear about one point—don’t expect her to make a decision...

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