Yokohama mayor under fire for pro-IR messaging

Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi is facing the ire of opposition councilmen both for the pro-IR pamphlet distributed by her administration that does not admit any negative effects of hosting a casino, as well as repeated challenges to her position that a popular referendum is unneeded.

IR広報姿勢に批判 市側と野党会派、激論 横浜市議会 (Mainichi Shinbun)

住民投票否決、なのになぜ同じ質問ばかり 横浜・林市長気色ばむ (Kanagawa Shinbun)

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