Sunday, March 29, 2020

Japan

James Murren likely to remain involved MGM Japan

MGM Resorts chairman and CEO James Murren said he is “absolutely sure” he will be involved in MGM Resorts’ Japan project - with an...

Economic toll deepens, but underlying optimism intact

The Coronavirus, now renamed as Covid-19, has devastated the near-term outlook for Asia’s casino operators, though analysts still expect demand to snap back sharply once the outbreak is under control. The big question is when that might be.

Lack of fresh water resources an issue for Nagasaki IR

Although it bills itself as the “sea and islands” IR bid, the Huis Ten Bosch site in Sasebo, Nagasaki, may have the unusual problem...

Influencing the outcome

Easy to implement and highly effective, influencer marketing is fast becoming an essential component of the online marketing toolbox, with as many as 65 percent of marketers having increased their influencer marketing budgets in 2019. 

Yokohama to establish advisory committee for IR operator selection

The municipal government of Yokohama announced on Thursday that it would be establishing a specialized committee to advise the city on the selection of...

Nagasaki to establish third-party committee for IR operator selection

Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura revealed on Saturday that a third-party committee would be established for the purpose of ensuring a fair selection of the...

Sega Sammy profits soar as IR plans come into focus

Sega Sammy Holdings reported a 135 percent leap in operating income if the final three quarters of the calendar year 2019, shortly after revealing...

Prosecutors add further indictments against lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto

House of Representatives lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto, former Cabinet Office state minister in charge of the IR policy, has been hit with additional indictments alleging...

MGM invites twenty Japanese firms to join Osaka consortium

MGM Japan has invited about twenty local companies to join the Osaka IR consortium that it jointly leads with the Orix Corporation, according to...

Kitakyushu drops out of Japan IR race

Kitakyushu city became the second Japanese local government this week to announce that it was dropping out of the IR race, following a similar...

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