Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura revealed in an interview with the Sankei Shinbun that he envisions attracting Formula One racing to Yumeshima after the 2025 World Expo is completed. This is only one part of the rapidly emerging vision for the manmade island, and how it may impact the local economy.
In a brief note published on its webpage on February 12, the major travel agency H.I.S. announced that its anticipated investment deal with the Fosun Group of China regarding the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Sasebo, revealed last December, had fallen through.
Last September, Kansai Gaidai University opened the nation’s first academic program focused on hotel management, explained Stephen Zurcher, the program’s director, in a recent exclusive interview with AGB Nippon.
The business alliance between Universal Entertainment and Capcom to jointly develop pachislot machines has been described by an industry analyst to AGB Nippon as “a powerful collaboration.”
With the beginning of the national income tax filing season, the National Tax Agency is warning the public that it has a duty to accurately report their gambling profits.
Last Thursday, the Wakayama prefectural government launched a public tender for an advisory firm that will help guide it through the IR licensing process until the end of March 2022.
Yoshiyuki Yamaya, president of Kansai Airports, has revealed in interviews with the Japanese media that his firm is planning an additional 1 billion yen (about US$910 million) in investment to prepare Kansai International Airport for the 2025 World Expo and the anticipated opening of an IR at Yumeshima.
The Aichi Prefectural Government has announced that “Aichi Sky Expo,” its new exhibition center on Chubu Centrair International Airport Island in Tokoname city, will open on August 30, and that for the following two days it will host a large-scale eSports tournament.