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Yokohama mayor gives first nod to democracy

Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi has, for the very first time, acknowledged that the people of her city might actually have a voice in whether or not to build a major IR along the coastline.
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Japan IRs have a new schedule

After spending most of this year in denial or else paralyzed by the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Japanese central government has finally made a credible decision about its IR development plans, which is to push back the timeline by nine months.

Landslide victory for incumbent Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike

The prospect of Tokyo belatedly throwing its hat into the ring of Japan IR development was kept alive on Sunday by the landslide victory...

Philweb elects new president, effective Feb 1

Philweb Corporation president Dennis Valdes is stepping down from his role as president, and moving to Alphaland Corporation, a real estate firm chaired by...

Beijing-backed Ho Iat Seng elected as Macau’s new CE

Ho Iat Seng on Sunday has been declared as the next chief executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region. All 400 members of the chief...

Goa’s major parties launch a full offensive against offshore casinos

All of Goa’s major political parties have taken a stance against offshore casinos in the River Mandovi, demanding they shut down and/ or remove...

Ho-Iat Seng tipped for top political spot in Macau

It is becoming increasingly likely for Macau legislative chair Ho Iat-Seng to become the next chief executive of Macau after announcing his intention to...

Municipal elections approaching in Sasebo, Wakayama, and Tomakomai

On Sunday, the official campaign period began for the second round of the Unified Local Elections, which will include mayoral elections in Sasebo and...

AIGF urges inclusion of online gaming regulation in manifestos

The All India Gaming Federation has written to the two major political parties in India for the inclusion of online gaming regulation as one...

Osaka cross election throws curveball at Yumeshima IR plans

The troubling scenario of political instability that first reared its head in late December has come to pass—Osaka Governor Ichiro Matsui and Osaka Mayor...

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