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Yokohama anti-casino signature drives preparing to launch

The two major citizen group efforts to head off IR development plans in Yokohama are preparing to launch their signature drives, keeping the political...

Yokohama anti-casino groups suspend signature drive over Covid-19

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...

The seven trials for Japanese IR legislation

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.

Yokohama casino opponents launch information website

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.

Yokohama IR budget passed amidst protests

With hundreds of anti-casino protesters chanting outside the building, Yokohama’s revised budget for IR development was passed with the support of the conservative majority...

Anti-casino rallies in Yokohama and Osaka

Saturday the 14th witnessed two separate rallies by opponents of casino legalization, one in Yokohama and the other in Osaka. The larger of the two...

Anti-casino group forms in Nagasaki

A citizens’ group opposing the bid for an IR at the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Sasebo city, Nagasaki, held its inaugural meeting...
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Komeito switches sides in Osaka

The Osaka Restoration Association’s task of returning to power in the April 7 elections has become much more difficult now that it has become...

Anti-casino organization to form in Wakayama

Next Thursday, November 30, local anti-casino forces in Wakayama Prefecture will launch an organization aimed at defeating the initiative of Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka and...

Second anti-casino candidate enters Yokohama mayoral race

City Councillor Hirotaka Ito has become the third candidate to throw his hat into the ring for the July 30 election for the Mayor...

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