Plans to build a $43 million casino in Papua New Guinea capital, Port Moresby have come under fire from social activists who claim the country doesn't have adequate infrastructure to properly regulate the industry.
This was a week in which those supporting and those opposing IR development in Yokohama marshaled their forces, organizing toward the decisive battle in August when the mayoral elections are scheduled to take place.
An anti-casino group in Osaka is planning a human chain protest at the Osaka City Hall, and they are arguing that the soft soil...
The first person to declare their candidacy for the post of Yokohama mayor is the opposition city councilman Masataka Ota. As he declared his candidacy, he announced that ending the city’s IR bid would be his top priority that he would carry out on Day 1 of his tenure.
The effort to force a recall vote on Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi has ended in failure, with the anti-casino activists collecting only about 70,000 resident signatures when 490,000 were needed.
Anti-casino activists in Yokohama have flexed their political muscle by gathering more than 150,000 resident signatures within two months. This was more than twice the threshold that they needed to trigger a referendum.
The two major citizen group efforts to head off IR development plans in Yokohama are preparing to launch their signature drives, keeping the political...
The confrontation between the Yokohama municipal government and anti-casino citizen groups extended yet further over the approach to the state of emergency declaration and...
Japan has seen numerous twists and turns in its bid to establish an integrated resort industry, though perhaps one of the most unwelcome was the arrest of a deputy minister at the centre of a money-for-favours scandal surrounding IR development plans for Okinawa and Hokkaido.
Opponents of Yokohama’s bid for an IR license have launched a website to provide public information and to coordinate actions between various anti-casino groups.
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