Sega Sammy Consolidates Group Companies in New Tokyo Office

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.

Tomakomai Holds IR Lectures for Local Residents

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.

Nomura: World Expo and IR Would Boost Osaka Economy

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.”
Inspire IR in Incheon Korea

Mohegan and Paramount Pictures to Collaborate at IR in Incheon

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 Solicits Community Views for Tomakomai IR Design

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.

Hideaki Omura Reelected Aichi Governor

Hideaki Omura was easily elected to a third term as Governor of Aichi Prefecture on Sunday, trouncing a challenger backed by the Japan Communist Party.

Yokohama Business Leaders to Establish IR Promotion Council

Leaders of the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry are making another push for an IR bid in their city, this time announcing that they will form an “IR Promotion Council” by the end of the year.

Melco Promotes Diversity with Women’s Forum

Melco Resorts & Entertainment hosted the Melco Women’s Forum on Wednesday as part of its corporate social responsibility efforts to promote diversity and gender equality in gaming and the community.

Vocational School Launching IR Education Course

The Jikei School of Hospitality in Osaka has launched the first program by a vocational school to educate students for the anticipated IR industry.

Wakayama Mayor Reiterates Commitment to Foreigner-Only Casino

Wakayama Mayor Masahiro Obana made clear at a press conference on Thursday that he is not in full alignment with Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka over the project to build an IR at Marina City—he still insists that entry to the casino must be limited to foreign tourists.

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Hard Rock to Open Tomakomai Office

Hard Rock Japan is preparing to open an office in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, in August or September, a further signal that the Orlando, Florida, based operator is focusing its IR efforts on this regional city.

Foreign Tourists May Also Face Gambling Profits Tax

Some foreign tourists who win at casino games at Japanese IRs may be hit with an income tax bill before they leave the country, according to a report in the Asahi Shinbun.

House of Councillors to Begin IR Bill Deliberations

The controversial IR Implementation Bill is set to begin its final stage toward enactment on Friday with deliberations launching in a plenary session of the House of Councillors.

Morgan Stanley Releases Bearish Note on Japan IRs

On Friday, the multinational investment bank and financial services company Morgan Stanley released a research note that suggested a degree of disappointment about the financial terms of the IR Implementation Act.

Osaka Governor Matsui Wants to Select IR Operator Within a Year

Just as he did with the IR Implementation Act, Osaka Governor Ichiro Matsui is once again pushing the national government to speed up its deliberations and to move with greater alacrity. He says that Osaka wants to tentatively select its operator partner within a year with an eye to opening the Yumeshima IR by 2024.