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Nagasaki IR bid gets top-level political patronage

Nagasaki’s IR licensing bid has now gained something that it never had before—a political patron at the very top of Japan’s government.

Japan casino regulator sets clear path forward

Fifteen months after its establishment, the Japan Casino Regulatory Commission (JCRC) has finally emerged into the public light with a webpage, a recruitment pamphlet, and a round of public announcements.
Yoshihide Suga elected

Suga government slips on IR messaging

It's well over six months into the administration of Yoshihide Suga, but the government has given scarce information about its IR development plans.
Nagasaki, IR

Nagasaki plugs IR policy hole

The Nagasaki Prefectural Government continues to impress as being the only local government in Japan’s IR race that gives a clear impression that they know what they are doing.
Yokohama

Yokohama IR pro and anti marshal their forces

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.
Yokohama PR touts IRs for post-Covid recovery

Yokohama PR touts IRs for post-Covid recovery

The administration of Mayor Fumiko Hayashi has begun efforts to persuade local residents to embrace IR development in Yokohama, but anyone looking for an inspiring public relations campaign will need to search elsewhere.
Fumiko Hayashi

Possibility emerges Yokohama mayor will not run for reelection

It has been the basic assumption within the IR development community that incumbent Fumiko Hayashi would be running for reelection as Yokohama mayor when her third term expires this coming August. But that prospect now appears less certain than it once did.
Hokkaido IR

Hokkaido white IR dies another death

“A fool dies a thousand deaths; a wise man only one.” This common expression—a garbled version of something written by Shakespeare—might very well be applied to the prospect of IR development in Hokkaido. And indeed, the project has recently died yet another death.
nagasaki

Nagasaki seen as best-managed IR bid contender

The Nagasaki Prefectural Government continues to distinguish itself as having the best managed bid in Japan’s IR development race, giving them a strong chance to become a licensed municipality.
Japan online gaming site

Japan’s quiet explosion of online gambling

Largely ignored by the media and the policymakers, Japan has clearly entered an era of explosive growth for online and mobile gambling.

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