Japanese regulators should not fail to study the experience of tribal casinos in the United States, asserted Deron Marquez, former chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, in a recent interview with AGB Nippon.
The Wakayama Prefectural Government has scheduled August 6 as the date for the first meeting of its IR Experts Committee and has revealed the eight members of the panel.
According to the Leisure Report 2019 released by the Japan Productivity Center on July 18, the scale of leisure market was estimated at 71.9 trillion yen (approximately US$658 billion), a figure that has increased by a mere 0.1% year on year.
Courts in Japan and the Philippines have rejected legal appeals from billionaire Kazuo Okada, who is seeking to regain control over his former gaming empire.
The Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry has publicly urged Mayor Fumiko Hayashi to come off the fence and to quickly make a decision in favor of launching an IR bid.
Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Keiichi Ishii has announced that the number of takeoff and landing slots at Hokkaido’s New Chitose Airport will be increased by 20%, effective next spring.