Sunday, October 25, 2020

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 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...

Governor Koike Accused of Deceiving Public on Tokyo IR Development Plans

In the summer of 2017, Fumiko Hayashi won reelection as mayor of Yokohama claiming to be a “blank slate” but in reality favoring IR...

The Partial Retirement of the “Don of Yokohama”

The “Don of Yokohama” has made a big move, but it may take some weeks or months to determine exactly what it signifies. Yukio Fujiki...

Recall Campaign Against Yokohama Mayor Could Be Formidable

All of the candidate locations seeking IR development are facing local citizen protests of one sort or another, but the one that really deserves attention is the recall campaign against Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi.

Nagasaki Gains a Step on Wakayama

In recent weeks, Nagasaki may have gained a step on Wakayama, which is likely its main rival to secure an IR license.

Looking Ahead to Local Elections

The enduring unpopularity of IR developments among the Japanese public, as well as the much weaker position of the Shinzo Abe government in comparison...

Sands’ Withdrawal a Massive Vote of “No Confidence” in Japanese Policymakers

In an earnings conference call in April 2019, just over a year ago, Las Vegas Sands President and Chief Operating Officer Robert Goldstein declared,...

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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.