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Interview with Angel Sueiro: Clark concepts and Philippine prospects

Angel Sueiro, chief operating officer of PH Resorts, talks with Asia Gaming Brief managing editor Sharon Singleton about the concept for the company’s next property in the highly competitive Clark Freeport Zone and opportunities post-Covid 19 in the Philippines. The mass market is paying the bills, but international visitors are needed to put the cream on top.

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.

Incheon casino construction remains stalled over financing difficulties

Both Caesars Korea and Mohegan’s Inspire Resort have suspended construction of their facilities in Incheon for months, with no word on when the building will continue. The outlook for the Caesars IR is particularly cloudy.

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.

Magazine hints senior ruling party executive aims to profit from Wakayama IR

Shukan Bunshun, one of Japan’s weekly magazines that focuses on scoops and scandals, suggests in a recent article that Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai may intend to personally profit from a land acquisition near the proposed site for the Wakayama IR.

Opposition politicians join street rally against Yokohama IR

National politicians of various opposition political parties joined a street rally outside Yokohama Station in an effort to encourage the city government to abandon its IR development plans.
Suga signals intention to move forward with IR development

Suga signals intention to move forward with IR development

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the prohibitive favorite to become Japan’s prime minister later this month, has signaled his intention to move forward with...

Beijing’s weaponization of outbound tourism and Japanese IRs

This week the Chinese government delivered a clear warning that it intended to weaponize the nation’s outbound tourism as it relates to the Asian...

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