Thursday, October 29, 2020

Japan

Universal Entertainment announces results of notes offering

Universal Entertainment has announced the results of its notes offering in respect to US$600 million in notes placed outside of Japan in December 2018. The...

Yokohama Chamber of Commerce reiterates its IR advocacy

The Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry has reiterated its strong support for IR development in the city, even as Mayor Fumiko Hayashi stated that she would respect the results of a popular referendum that went against the initiative.

Pixel Companyz ties up with Alidad Tash’s 2NT8

Pixel Companyz and Alidad Tash’s 2NT8 have signed a business contract for Japanese IR development regarding market research and financing.

Yokohama anti-casino activists claim signature threshold for referendum

Activists opposing the construction of an IR at Yokohama claim to have gathered enough signatures from local residents to trigger a referendum on the issue.
Akimoto heading for rearrest in bribery scandal

Does Japan IR process invite misfortune?

Every nation that hosts casinos or IRs develops their own set of regulations to govern the industry, but did Japan just happen to throw together a jumble of elements into the mix that has actively invited misfortune?

Galaxy reiterates commitment to Japan IR bid

Ted Chan, Galaxy Entertainment’s COO for Japan, has welcomed the shift in the national IR development timeline and reiterated his firm’s intention to make a bid.

Poll suggests local opposition to Osaka IR increasing

A poll conducted by the Nihon Keizai Shinbun and TV Osaka suggests that local opposition to the construction of the proposed IR at Yumeshima in Osaka may be increasing, with 52 percent opposed versus 37 percent in favor.
Hayashi IR

Yokohama mayor gives first nod to democracy

Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi has, for the very first time, acknowledged that the people of her city might actually have a voice in whether or not to build a major IR along the coastline.

Yokohama mayor says she would respect IR referendum result

Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi stated for the first time that should the city be forced to hold a referendum on IR development and lose the vote, she would respect the people’s decision and withdraw the city’s candidacy.
Reading Japan’s political runes

Reading Japan’s political runes

The appointment of Yoshihide Suga as prime minister of Japan may have subtly shifted the sands when it comes to the two top contenders to host an integrated resort in their cities.

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