Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Japan

Two men shot at illegal internet casino in Osaka

A man entered an illegal internet casino in Osaka’s Minami district early Monday morning and immediately opened fire with a revolver, shooting an employee...

Osaka “fastest-growing” foreign tourism destination in Japan

Osaka has become Japan’s “fastest-growing” destination for inbound tourism, with a five-fold increase between 2012 and 2017, according to a Reuters report, based on...

Casino issue impacts Kanagawa and Hokkaido campaigns

Left-leaning opposition parties are stepping up their political push against the establishment of casino gambling within their local communities, provoking new developments in both...

Pachinko majors launch consortium to support Paris Agreement goals

Three major pachinko parlor operators—Dynam, Maruhan, and Under Tree—have launched a consortium together with the Tokyo Electric Power Company to reduce energy consumption and...

Nagasaki aims for IR opening in 2024

Nagasaki has joined both Osaka and Wakayama in proposing to open the doors of its IR by the end of 2024 should it be...

Gaming Standards Association Japan established

The US-based Gaming Standards Association (GSA) has announced that it has established a presence in Japan via a new organization called Gaming Standards Association...

Osaka cross election throws curveball at Yumeshima IR plans

The troubling scenario of political instability that first reared its head in late December has come to pass—Osaka Governor Ichiro Matsui and Osaka Mayor...

Makinohara mayor identifies IR candidate site

Makinohara Mayor Kikuo Sugimoto has identified a forested, 160-hectare site in the Oyori area of his city as the candidate site to construct an...

Konami building major eSports facility in Ginza

Konami is building a twelve-story building in the Ginza district of Tokyo that will be dedicated to esports, the popularity of which is rapidly...

MGM certified as Japanese food supporter

MGM Resorts International has been officially certified as an overseas Japanese food and ingredient supporter, meaning that it is utilizing authentic Japanese food products...

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