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Last week officials of the Osaka prefectural and city governments held their first lecture event with the objective of winning the support—or at least...
The sudden death of Governor Takeshi Onaga on Wednesday has thrown Okinawa politics into turmoil, with potential implications for the IR industry.
The Experts Committee established by Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi to help give a IR bid political momentum vis-a-vis a skeptical prefectural assembly, held its first meeting on July 31. It declared that the candidate site would be settled by the end of the year.
The Japanese government is on the brink of passing the IR Implementation Act, though the bill remains deeply unpopular with the majority of the population and sooner or later this will have practical consequences for the industry.
The Japan Federation of Bar Associations has renewed its opposition to lifting the ban on casino gambling, describing the legislation as something that might threaten the underpinnings of the nation’s legal order.
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