Wakayama Prefectural Assembly declares support for IR bid

On Friday, the final day of its regular session, the Wakayama Prefectural Assembly declared its support for Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka’s initiative to seek an IR license for the Marina City location.

“We will proactively promote IR activities leading to a bid, including the fostering of opportunities to reach local consensus,” the resolution stated.

With Yokohama’s entry into the IR race signaling the possibility that only one smaller, regional location may receive an IR license, Wakayama has been endeavoring to present itself as an option that is virtually shovel-ready and with few local political complications. The pro-IR resolution by the Wakayama Prefectural Assembly underlines that message.