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Kamori given suspended sentence in bribery scandal

Kamori given suspended sentence in bribery scandal

Kimihito Kamori, former chairman of Kamori Kanko, has been sentenced to ten months in prison, suspended for two years, for his part in bribing...

Tomakomai city still pitching Hokkaido governor for IR development

The Tomakomai city government is still lobbying Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki to overturn his earlier verdict and to support the city’s IR development ambitions. In...

IR operators begin to close offices and withdraw from Hokkaido

IR operators that have been hoping that Hokkaido would revive its IR bid appear to be concluding that it is time to throw in...

Rusutsu village freezes its IR bid

Rusutsu Mayor Tsunehachi Baya announced to the village council on Monday that he was freezing efforts to attract an IR, citing the 500 Dot...

Prospects for a revival of Hokkaido IR bid grow dimmer

Prospects that Hokkaido Prefecture will rejoin the IR race in the near future appear to have suffered a major blow after it was reported...

Hokkaido’s IR withdrawal might be a deception

On November 29 of last year, Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki announced that his prefecture would not be participating in the IR race, citing the several years it would take to complete environmental preparations at the Tomakomai site. However, parts of the Japanese media are reporting that, in fact, not only is Hokkaido actually still in the race, but that they are being sized up as one of the three eventual winners.

Hard Rock won’t give up on Hokkaido IR bid

Despite Governor Naomichi Suzuki’s declaration at the end of November that Hokkaido will not be moving forward with an IR bid, Hard Rock Japan is signaling that they are not giving up their campaign to build an IR at Tomakomai city.

Hokkaido White IR fades out

Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki's decision to drop out of the Japan IR race represents the collapse of the strongest IR initiative outside of the Kansai and Kanto regions.

Japan IR Expo in Hokkaido cancelled

In what was nearly an inevitable move, the 1st Japan IR Expo in Hokkaido, scheduled to be held next week, has been cancelled by its organizers in the wake of Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki’s decision not to go forward with an IR bid at Tomakomai city.

Hokkaido moving to end IR bid

Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki is expected to announce on Friday that his prefecture will not be going forward with an IR bid, abruptly ending what had seemed to many the strongest IR initiative within Japanese regional markets.

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