The enduring unpopularity of IR developments among the Japanese public, as well as the much weaker position of the Shinzo Abe government in comparison to earlier phases, means that local elections may still prove decisive as to whether or not bids will go forward.
Yokohama Harbor Transport Association Chairman Yukio Fujiki, the 89-year-old “don of Yokohama” who controls part of Yamashita Pier, the proposed site for the IR, has vowed, “I shall not be evicted,” signaling his all-out resistance to Mayor Fumiko Hayashi’s new policy of favoring a bid.
The Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry appears to have been taken by surprise by the news reports on Monday that the city government had decided to move forward with an IR bid, but they expressed their delight.
Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki is now expected to delay until early 2020 his final decision on whether or not to go forward with an IR bid.
President Rodrigo Duterte says he will no longer “meddle” with gambling in the country, apparently softening his hardline approach to the industry, according to local media reports.
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has again hit out at Quezon City’s acting mayor over her stance towards a planned integrated resort...
Left-leaning opposition parties are stepping up their political push against the establishment of casino gambling within their local communities, provoking new developments in both...
Hiroyuki Hosoda, a senior ruling party politician, publicly pushed Okinawa to make an IR bid in spite of the fact that the newly-elected Governor Denny Tamaki has stated repeatedly that he opposes such a bid.
The latest newspaper public opinion poll holds more bad news for IR advocates, but some observers suggest that the polls don’t mean what they...
Upcoming elections in South Australia and Tasmania are providing another opportunity for anti-gambling crusaders to target the industry, prompting concern a hostile operating environment will restrict growth.
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