Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Japan

Makuhari

Chiba RFI gets 19 responses

A total of nineteen companies responded to Chiba city’s RFI on the possibility of launching an IR bid at the Makuhari location.

Suncity launches Japanese website and IR concept movie

Making up for lost time, the Suncity Group has launched its Japanese-language website, complete with a high production value, five-minute movie outlining its concept for an IR at Marina City, Wakayama.
Japan Wakayama generic

Suncity affirms interest in Wakayama IR bid

Suncity Group Executive Director John Au Chung On made clear at a symposium on Monday that his company was planning to make an IR bid in Japan and that Wakayama was a location that they are focusing on.
Yukio Fujiki

Fujiki vows resistance to Yokohama IR bid

Yokohama Harbor Transport Association Chairman Yukio Fujiki, the 89-year-old “don of Yokohama” who controls part of Yamashita Pier, the proposed site for the IR, has vowed, “I shall not be evicted,” signaling his all-out resistance to Mayor Fumiko Hayashi’s new policy of favoring a bid.
Japan cherry blossom trees

Osaka to plant cherry blossom trees for 2025 Expo

Osaka Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura has announced plans to solicit public donations to plant 2025 cherry blossom trees across Osaka Prefecture in preparation for the 2025 World Expo to be held at Yumeshima.

Nisaka restates confidence in Wakayama IR bid

Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka purports to being unshaken by Yokohama’s entry into the IR race, despite the fact that it suggests that all of Japan’s...
Japan Diet Session

Policy delays give late movers a fighting chance

The Abe government's decision to drag its feet on more detailed regulations governing the IR industry and to delay the establishment of the Casino Management Board may exercise an effect on which local governments get licensed and which IR operators are selected.
Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi

Major IR operators scramble to Yokohama

The official announcement by Mayor Fumiko Hayashi that Yokohama would enter the IR race in earnest has set off a scramble among major IR operators, with Las Vegas Sands announcing that it was completely abandoning its efforts to partner with the Osaka government and Melco announcing its intention to open a Yokohama office with a new executive in charge.
Sakai City

Internet casino bust in Sakai City, Osaka

Police arrested eight people in connection with an illegal internet casino called Peach in Sakai city, Osaka Prefecture on Tuesday, including a senior member of the Yamaguchi-gumi yakuza gang.
Miyagi prefecture generic

Miyagi governor undecided on IR bid

Miyagi Governor Yoshihiro Murai stated at his regular press conference on Monday that he has yet to draw any conclusions about whether or not to move forward with an IR bid from his prefecture.

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Yamashita

Yokohama opts to enter the IR race

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