Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Japan

VR utilized to promote Beppu bicycle racing

The Tokyo-based firm Jolly Good and Oita Broadcasting System combined forces this past weekend to bring a new VR experience to the Japanese public—“VR Beppu Bicycle Racing.”

Twelve firms submit Yokohama IR information

A dozen companies submitted plans and information to the Yokohama municipal government before the RFI deadline last Friday. Among these, eight were international IR operators, two were domestic property developers, and two were other kinds of Japanese firms.

Operators woo Japan local governments

The season has come for the sixteen or seventeen interested IR operators to concretely develop their strategies to woo local governments and to position themselves to be chosen as partners.

ABG stresses regularity of Tiger takeover

Asiabest Group said the recent takeover accord reached with shareholders of Tiger Resort & Entertainment was duly authorized by the company and by its Japanese parent Universal Entertainment.

Aichi Governor Omura urged to run for reelection

A delegation of local mayors has asked Aichi Governor Hideaki Omura to run for reelection when his second term ends next February, a race that will have implications for the potential IR bids of both Tokoname city and Nagoya city.

Universal Entertainment makes move toward Japan IR market

Philippines-based Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment, operator of Okada Manila and a unit of the Universal Entertainment Corporation, will open an office in Tokyo with the aim of entering the domestic IR race.

Kansai International Airport slowly recovering from typhoon damage

West Japan Railway Company and Nankai Electric Railway Company restarted their train services to Kansai International Airport Tuesday, two weeks after a massive typhoon caused a tanker ship to crash into the bridge connecting the airport to the main island of Honshu.

Sega Sammy consolidates group companies in new Tokyo office

The Sega Sammy Group is bringing together twenty of its group companies and about 6,500 employees into a centralized new headquarters building near Osaki Station in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo.

Osaka government attempts to win IR support from women’s group

Last week officials of the Osaka prefectural and city governments held their first lecture event with the objective of winning the support—or at least...

Mombetsu Racecourse to resume operations next week

Mombetsu Racecourse has announced that it will resume horse races from September 25, in spite of the fact that both the facility and the region have not yet entirely recovered from the September 6 Hokkaido earthquake.

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