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Japan’s IR Regulation as a Failure of Design

Every nation that hosts casinos or IRs develops their own set of regulations to govern the industry, but did Japan just happen to throw together a jumble of elements into the mix that represented, from the very outset, a failure of design that has actively invited misfortune?

Japan’s Local Governments Need Global View

The reactions of the various local governments to the nine month delay in the national IR development timeline was instructive.

500 Dot Com Declares Itself Innocent

It has been ten months since the 500 Dot Com bribery case broke into public view, but the net of justice has yet to...

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Osaka’s IR Bid

If it can be said that Yoshihide Suga’s emergence as prime minister of Japan is something of a poisoned chalice for Yokohama’s IR bid,...

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Yokohama’s IR Bid

For the first time since the IR legislation was passed into law, Japan has a new prime minister. Fortunately for Japan’s pro-IR community, it...

IR Development as the “Confrontational Axis” of Japanese Politics

“The casino issue is symbolic of the clear confrontational axis between top-down politics and grassroots politics… We cannot let matters continue as they have...

Prime Minister Suga Likely to Hit the Brakes on IR Development

The emergence of Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga as the all-but-certain next prime minister of Japan is good news for Japan’s pro-IR community. However,...

Beijing’s Weaponization of Outbound Tourism and Japanese IRs

This week the Chinese government delivered a clear warning that it intended to weaponize the nation’s outbound tourism as it relates to the Asian...

The Implications of the Akimoto Bribery Case

The 500 Dot Com bribery case is hitting the news headlines again with a second arrest of former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office...

The Osaka Yumeshima IR Loses Its Inevitability

A year ago there were many things uncertain about IR development in Japan, but if there was one thing you could depend upon—one prediction...

Trending Articles

Hokkaido Attracted Record Number of Tourists in FY2017

New figures show that Hokkaido attracted a record number of tourists in FY2017—56.1 million people—which was a 3% advance over the previous fiscal year.

Aichi Governor Omura Urged to Run for Reelection

A delegation of local mayors has asked Aichi Governor Hideaki Omura to run for reelection when his second term ends next February, a race that will have implications for the potential IR bids of both Tokoname city and Nagoya city.

City of Dreams Manila Opens VR Gaming Facility

Melco Resorts & Entertainment has opened Southeast Asia’s first Bandai Namco Virtual Reality gaming facility at its City of Dreams Manila IR in the Philippines.

Naruto City Wins Legal Case over Boat Race Payments

On Tuesday, the Naruto municipal authorities won a legal case that had been brought against them by local residents who were upset at payments made regarding boat race facilities to the nearby fishing cooperative.

Rush Street Japan Focuses on Tomakomai

In early October, Rush Street Gaming’s Japan branch was quietly established, with the Chicago-based firm currently looking at Tomakomai, Hokkaido, as the main direction for its IR license campaign.