The administration of Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi is expected to announce shortly the start of its RFP process to build a major urban IR at Yamashita Pier, potentially becoming the largest IR development in Japan.
Oshidori International, a bidder for an IR operating license in Nagasaki, Japan, has issued a positive profit alert to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, projecting an unaudited consolidated profit of more than HK$2.3 billion (US$304 million) for the year 2020.
Local police swept up thirty employees and customers in a raid on an illegal baccarat room in Osaka, Japan.
In the wake of the 500 com bribery case, the Suga government has been proposing new rules for contacts between Japanese government officials and IR operators. However, these regulations are being criticized for being ambiguous in certain key areas.
Tomakomai city’s hopes of reentering the Japan IR race have been dashed again as Governor Naomichi Suzuki made clear at a press conference that his earlier rejection of participating in the first round of licensing still stands.
Oshidori International Development has announced the appointment of Hakuhodo’s Keigo Nakatani as Chief Operating Officer, leading the firm’s effort to be selected as the operator partner for the prospective Huis Ten Bosch IR in Sasebo, Nagasaki.
The first person to declare their candidacy for the post of Yokohama mayor is the opposition city councilman Masataka Ota. As he declared his candidacy, he announced that ending the city’s IR bid would be his top priority that he would carry out on Day 1 of his tenure.