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Research firm forecast intact for Genting despite Yokohama withdrawal

Malaysia’s PublicInvest Research said it has left its forecasts and recommendations for Genting Bhd unchanged despite it losing its chance to be part of an IR project in Yokohama.

Yokohama dropping out of IR race won’t impact Osaka: Governor

Osaka governor Hirofumi Yoshimura said that the withdrawal of Yokohama from the integrated resort race will not impact their own IR plans.

Genting “surprised and disappointed” by Yokohama IR decision

Genting Singapore said it was "surprised and disappointed" with the city of Yokohama decision to pull out of a bid to host an integrated resort.

Genting Spore. still a buy despite Yokohama election result: Nomura

Genting Singapore remains a "buy" for analysts at Nomura, despite seeing its hopes for an IR license in Japan crushed by the election of an anti-casino mayor.
Yokohama, mayoral race

Yokohama IR hopes dashed as anti-casino candidate elected as mayor

Hardline anti-IR candidate Takeharu Yamanaka has won the Yokohama mayoral race, dealing a blow to the city's casino hopes and for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

Yokohama IR seen proceeding with Genting as winner: Maybank

Yokohama is likely to proceed with its IR plans following upcoming mayoral elections Genting Singapore and Sega Sammy is seen as the winner, Maybank says.
Yukio Fujiki

Don of Yokohama threatens suicide if the city gets casino

Yokohama Harbor Resort Association Chair Yukio Fujiki this week gave one of the more memorable press conferences at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. 

PM Suga announces backing of anti-IR Yokohama candidate

Japan PM Yoshihide Suga has made public his support for his former cabinet member Hachiro Okonogi under an anti-casino stance.
Fumiko Hayashi

Hayashi announces candidacy as Yokohama’s pro-IR hope

Fumiko Hayashi has announced her intention to run for a fourth term as mayor of Yokohama, and on her candidacy rides the fate of Yokohama’s IR bid.
IR issue to impact Yokohama election

Yokohama anti-casino movement fumbles the ball

Imagine this scenario for the August 22 mayoral elections in Yokohama: Exit polls show voters most of all concerned about IR development, and they are opposed to it by a more than 2-to-1 margin—and yet the winner of the election is pro-IR incumbent Fumiko Hayashi.