Company: Yokohama City
Family Name: Ueno
Given Name: Takashi
Organization: Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry
IR Stance: Advocate
Profile: Ueno has long experience in the maritime and oil transportation business. He has been the chairman and CEO of Ueno Transtech since March 2007, and has served as the president of the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry since November 2006.
Having telegraphed its intention to do so since March, the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry has finally launched its pro-IR organization, dubbed the “Yokohama IR Promotion Association.”
With hundreds of anti-casino protesters chanting outside the building, Yokohama’s revised budget for IR development was passed with the support of the conservative majority in a plenary session of the city council on Friday.
The Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry appears to have been taken by surprise by the news reports on Monday that the city government had decided to move forward with an IR bid, but they expressed their delight.
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.
Leaders of the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry are making another push for an IR bid in their city, this time announcing that they will form an “IR Promotion Council” by the end of the year.