Las Vegas Sands executives told an earnings conference call that they are focusing attention on their Yokohama bid, which they envision will involve an investment of US$10-12 billion.
Last Thursday the election period began in the Aichi gubernatorial election, which has implications for both IR proposals in the prefecture. However, there is little reason to believe that incumbent Governor Hideaki Omura will not win in a landslide.
MGM China Holdings said it will stop using single-use plastics, such as straws and takeout containers, in all of its Macau restaurants from the first quarter of next year.
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.
Chubu Centrair International Airport in Tokoname city, which is likely moving forward with an IR bid, will open on Friday a major component of its associated entertainment complex located right on Airport Island—the Flight of Dreams.
Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura came under criticism this week for suggesting that the Nagoya IR might actually be located in neighboring Kuwana city—which also happens to be in neighboring Mie Prefecture.
The Experts Committee established by Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi held its second meeting on August 30, this time hearing presentations from the three municipalities—Tomakomai, Rusutsu, and Kushiro—which are nominally in the race for prefectural government’s support.