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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.

Macau’s Gambling King Leaves Behind Leadership Questions

The death this week of Stanley Ho, the towering figure of the gambling industry in Macau, produced global headlines, and for good reason: He...

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...

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ASEAN Gaming Summit

 The ASEAN Gaming Summit returns on 22-23 September 2020 at the Shangri-La BGC in Manila, the Philippines for its high-anticipated fourth edition. Following popular demand, the three-day...