The Nagasaki Prefectural Government has published a revised timeline for IR development, including the launch of its RFP process in January.
The Wakayama Prefectural Government has acknowledged that there will be a delay in the national timeline for developing IRs, but the local government remains keen on opening Japan’s first IR, which they now envision may be possible in spring 2026.
After spending most of this year in denial or else paralyzed by the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Japanese central government has finally made a credible decision about its IR development plans, which is to push back the timeline by nine months.
The Japan Tourism Agency released revised guidelines that have established a nine-month delay in the nation's IR development timeline.
Central government officials have confirmed to the local media that the IR licensing application period will be delayed by up to a year. Much along...
Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui and Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura have indicated that, due to impact of the coronavirus, it is currently not possible to set...
On Thursday, the Osaka prefectural and city governments became the first local governments in Japan to publish their own timeline for IR development, holding fast to their objective of opening the IR at Yumeshima in advance of the 2025 World Expo.
Despite Osaka’s strong desire to open its Yumeshima IR in 2024, before the World Expo, a new research brief from Global Market Advisors predicts that this timeline will now prove to be too ambitious, and in fact the first Japanese IRs will not able to open their doors before early 2026.
There is a chance that Japan’s Responsible Gaming Bill may be passed as early as the end of 2017, say analysts from Global Market...