Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura spoke at the Sasebo Future Creation Forum, appealing for local companies in the content industry, such as video and music production, to step up their game in anticipation of IR development in the city.
Blackstone, now bidding for ownership of Crown Resorts, has announced a binding agreement to buy eight hotels in Japan from Kintetsu Group Holdings, including one very close to Yumeshima in Osaka, expected to become host to its own major IR.
Today begins the trial of former Senior Vice Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto on charges of receiving bribes from agents of 500 .com and attempting to induce witnesses to perjure themselves.
Beginning on April 1, viewers of Japanese commercial television stations may see something that hasn’t appeared in over a decade--advertisements of the pachinko machine industry.
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has announced that Bobby Soper has been appointed to the new role of International President, a role in which he will oversee all aspects of the firm’s efforts related to both the Inspire Korea Project in South Korea and the joint bid for an integrated resort license in Nagasaki with Oshidori International.
Kintetsu Group Holdings is reportedly close to abandoning its earlier plans to extend its rail line to Yumeshima before the 2025 World Expo. The firm is concerned that there may be little passenger demand with lingering uncertainty over the pandemic and the future of IR development in Osaka.
Nagasaki authorities say investors in entities that have qualified for the next portion of the prefecture’s RFP process will not be allowed to participate in similar bidding processes elsewhere in Japan.