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Japan’s local governments need global view

The reactions of the various local governments to the nine-month delay in the national IR development timeline was instructive.

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.
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Japan IRs have a new schedule

After spending most of this year in denial or else paralyzed by the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Japanese central government has finally made a credible decision about its IR development plans, which is to push back the timeline by nine months.

Suncity opens office in Wakayama

The Suncity Group has again signaled its seriousness for bidding to become Wakayama’s IR development partner by opening an office in the city. Located at...
Suncity sponsors Wakayama professional basketball team

Suncity sponsors Wakayama professional basketball team

IR development in Japan may currently be stalled, but the Suncity Group is moving forward with its public relations campaign in Wakayama by sponsoring...

Wakayama pro-IR group hosts Suncity lecture

A group of local businesspeople have formed a new Wakayama IR Promotion Council and last week hosted a lecture of the Suncity Group. The event,...

Wakayama delays operator selection until January 2021

The Wakayama Prefectural Government announced on Monday that it is delaying its schedule for selection of an operator partner from the autumn of 2020...

Suncity and Clairvest qualify for Wakayama RFP

The Wakayama Prefectural Government announced on Thursday that both the Suncity Group and the Clairvest Group have qualified to participate in its RFP process. The...

Wakayama illustrates need for IR bid delay

The word came down this week and the news was neither expected nor was it positive. Only one prospective IR operator, the Suncity Group, filed a complete application for a bid to partner with the Wakayama Prefectural Government on developing the Marina City location.

Clairvest aims to “quarterback” IR bid in Wakayama

When the Wakayama Prefectural Government announced the participants in its RFP process, there were surprisingly only two company names on the list—Suncity Group and...

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