An unexpected factor may impact the crucial Yokohama mayoral election scheduled for August, and that is the fact that 74-year-old Fumiko Hayashi may be in failing health. After a hospital visit of nearly a month, she does not appear to have fully recovered, and questions are being raised about whether or not she will be able to run to reelection.
The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.
Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing what 2020 may have had in store.