Company: Bloomberry Resorts Corporation
Family Name: Kiriyama
Given Name: Mitsuaki
Role: Vice-President of Bloomberry Resorts Japan
Profile: Kiriyama has had a varied career in tourism promotion, entertainment, as well as a long stint as a gaming industry magazine writer. He has been serving in recent years as a key advisor and promoter for Bloomberry Resorts’ IR efforts in Japan.
Suncity Group Executive Director John Au Chung On made clear at a symposium on Monday that his company was planning to make an IR bid in Japan, and that Wakayama was a location that they are focusing on.
Macau-based Suncity Group, mainly known as a giant in the junket industry, has signaled its interest in joining the Japan IR race by deploying an executive director to speak at a symposium in Wakayama in late August.
Philippines-based Bloomberry Resorts, the operator of the Solaire Resort in Manila, was an early mover on seeking an IR license in Japan, and their main interest appears to have converged on Wakayama’s Marina City location.
On Thursday, the Wakayama Prefectural Government announced that it had selected the auditing firm EY to conduct its RFI process with IR operators.