NIPPON INSIGHTS

Japan’s three IR candidates not all guaranteed winners

Japan’s three IR license candidates are preparing their plans to submit to the central government for consideration next year, with the coast now looking clear from any potential political hiccups, such as the one that derailed Yokohama’s aspirations in August.

Japan election results cement MGM/Orix IR license chances

The outcome of the Japan national elections is positive news for the country's IR industry and in particular for the changes of the MGM Resorts/Orix consortium in Osaka after surprise gains by the Ishin To Party.

JAPAN HEADLINES

Osaka IR plans wins approval from city council despite ground cost...

The Osaka City Council has passed a bill approving plans to host an integrated resort, allowing the Osaka Prefecture to submit its plans to the central government by the April 28th deadline.

Osaka IR seen opening in autumn/winter 2029

The Osaka government unveiled its plans for an integrated resort on Yumeshima Island on Tuesday, saying the project is expected to open in autumn/winter of fiscal 2029.

UPCOMING EVENTS