Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Japan’s Local Governments Need Global View

The reactions of the various local governments to the nine month delay in the national IR development timeline was instructive.

500 Dot Com Declares Itself Innocent

It has been ten months since the 500 Dot Com bribery case broke into public view, but the net...

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Osaka’s IR Bid

If it can be said that Yoshihide Suga’s emergence as prime minister of Japan is something of a poisoned...

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Yokohama’s IR Bid

For the first time since the IR legislation was passed into law, Japan has a new prime minister. Fortunately...

IR Development as the “Confrontational Axis” of Japanese Politics

“The casino issue is symbolic of the clear confrontational axis between top-down politics and grassroots politics… We cannot let...

Prime Minister Suga Likely to Hit the Brakes on IR Development

The emergence of Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga as the all-but-certain next prime minister of Japan is good news...

Beijing’s Weaponization of Outbound Tourism and Japanese IRs

This week the Chinese government delivered a clear warning that it intended to weaponize the nation’s outbound tourism as...

The Implications of the Akimoto Bribery Case

The 500 Dot Com bribery case is hitting the news headlines again with a second arrest of former Senior...