In a development that has potential to reshape the IR race in Japan, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike indicates that she is willing to consider an IR bid for the Japanese metropolis.
In an exclusive interview with AGB Nippon, Ted Chan, appointed as Galaxy’s Chief Operating Officer for Japan Development in April, discussed the increasingly strong position that his Macau-based firm works from as it prepares its bid for one of the three available IR licenses in the country.
In spite of the ongoing RFI process, Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi insisted at a Wednesday press conference that no decision about pursuing an IR bid had yet been made, and that she remained a “blank slate” on the matter.
The Sega Sammy Group is bringing together twenty of its group companies and about 6,500 employees into a centralized new headquarters building near Osaki Station in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo.
The municipal government of Tomakomai city is in the midst of offering a series of lectures to local residents for the purpose of building support for the IR construction plan. There are a total of seventeen such lectures, each held in a different location in the city.
The Japanese brokerage Nomura agrees with the sentiments of the Osaka government in a November 9 research note that declares, “a win for both the World Expo bid and the casino license would be expected to boost investment returns and have a positive impact on Osaka's economy.”
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment and the Paramount Pictures Corporation have announced an agreement to build a 404,000 square meter Paramount Pictures-branded theme park at the Inspire IR in Incheon, South Korea.
Rush Street Japan has launched its “My Tomakomai” online platform in both Japanese and English languages to solicit local community views about the elements which should be integrated into a Tomakomai IR.