Masahiro Terada is the leader of the IR service team in PwC Japan. He has vast knowledge and 25 years consulting experience related to the city planning and the project management of urban development. He worked to maximize a land value through the redevelopment project in Japan, China and Philippines, and also negotiated with government to get a development permit and building permit. He also has experience as the developer of the IR project on 44 hectares site in Manila Philippines, where he was a former representative of the owner and took charge of the casino launch during 2011-2014. He also finalized the casino operational manual among four locators with the Regulator.
Four major companies, all of them related to the auditing industry, have been competing to offer gaming-industry consultancy services to Japanese local governments as they take their first steps toward becoming hosts of integrated resorts. Deloitte Tohmatsu has picked up contracts in Yokohama, Osaka, Nagasaki, and Wakayama. PwC is the main advisor to the Osaka […]
Japan is unlikely to see its first IR open before 2026 and significant hurdles still need to be overcome both from an operational and legislative standpoint, according to panellists at the ASEAN Gaming Summit. According to Jay Defibaugh, senior research analyst at CLSA Securities, the market has the potential to generate GGR of about $25 […]
The Japan Gaming Congress (JgC), held from May 10-11 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo, is close to capacity with over 420 delegates now registered for the event, says organizers. This year, thought leaders featured include Mark Frissora, CEO of Caesars Entertainment; John Raczka, former vice president entertainment development & operations,of Melco Crown Entertainment; […]
Japan’s government will launch the headquarters of the cabinet office branch that will be responsible for the bill setting out details for its casino legislation this Friday. Masahiro Terada, Senior Manager, Integrated Resort Team at PwC Japan, said at the ASEAN Gaming Summit in Manila that he is hopeful the Implementation Bill will be put […]
The roller coaster ride of efforts to open Japan’s casino market continues, with politicians keeping the industry on tenterhooks as to whether or not legislation will be passed in the current session of the Diet. Although some observers had believed that this session represented the best opportunity to move forward with discussions on the Bill for the Promotion of Integrated Resort Facilities, better known as the “Casino Bill,” the parliamentary deliberations have been repeatedly delayed and the time window for the bill’s passage has narrowed sharply.