Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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...

The Osaka Yumeshima IR Loses Its Inevitability

A year ago there were many things uncertain about IR development in Japan, but if there was one thing...

Adelson Rips Japan’s “Negative Regulations”

Las Vegas Sands Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Adelson chose his words carefully back in May when he...