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2020-12-03
If an IR is one day built in Tomakomai city, it will certainly be due to the dogged persistence of its municipal government, which has put forward yet another set of proposals to sweeten the pot and to encourage Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki to change...

2020-12-02
Joji Kokuryo, managing partner of Bay City Ventures, speaks with Michael Penn, the executive editor of AGB Nippon, about the candidate locations to host an IR in Japan.

2020-12-02
Japanese online casino operators are increasingly turning to cryptocurrency and digital wallets to solve their payment problems over traditional methods.

2020-12-02
The committee established by the Yokohama municipal government to select its IR consortium partner has elected the famous former Finance Ministry bureaucrat Eisuke Sakakibara (also known as “Mr. Yen”) and its chairman, and has opted to close its deliberations...

2020-12-02
The Yokohama municipal government has indicated that it will establish a new panel tentatively named the "Concern Countermeasures Study Group” to look into issues such as gambling addiction and special security problems that might attend the opening...

2020-11-17
While the number of contenders willing to host an integrated resort has dropped dramatically since January, four runners - Yokohama, Osaka, Wakayama, and Nagasaki are continuing their campaign win a spot in Japan's integrated resort future. 

2020-11-06
Adam Steinberg talks about the differences in culture and work ethic between the US and Cambodia, as well as the thinkings behind decisions made relating to online gaming and Japan.

2020-10-08
The Tokyo-listed firm Pixel Companyz, which announced its intention to join the Japan IR race in August, has unveiled a partnership with Las Vegas-bas

2020-10-07
Online lottery company 500.com said a special investigative committee (SIC) established to probe its role into an alleged bribery scandal in Japan found that there had been no violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 

2020-09-30
The Nagasaki Prefectural Government has told its prefectural assembly that the national timeline will likely be delayed by 6-12 months, according to t

2020-09-28
Kimihito Kamori, former chairman of Kamori Kanko, has been sentenced to ten months in prison, suspended for two years, for his part in bribing lawmake

2020-09-25
If it can be said that Yoshihide Suga’s emergence as prime minister of Japan is something of a poisoned chalice for Yokohama’s IR bid, for the leaders of Osaka, it is, in contrast, both uncomplicated and quite beneficial.

2020-09-24
Tokyo prosecutors have asked the court to revoke the earlier bail terms for former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto in light

2020-09-21
Universal Entertainment Corporation issued a statement on Friday announcing that the Tokyo High Court has dismissed its founder Kazuo Okada’s latest

2020-09-18
Prosecutors have asked that Kimihito Kamori, the former chairman of Kamori Kanko, serve ten months in prison for his role in the 500 .com bribery case

2020-09-18
For the first time since the IR legislation was passed into law, Japan has a new prime minister. Fortunately for Japan’s pro-IR community, it is Yoshihide Suga.

2020-09-17
The man who will replace Shinzo Abe as prime minister of Japan has promised he will push ahead with the development of IRs in the country, saying they are indispensable for the country’s tourism development.

2020-09-15
Sega Sammy Creation, a Japan-based company established in 2013, is a member of Sega Sammy Group, consisting of 64 companies including Sega, a global l

2020-09-14
French casino group Barriere has become the latest bricks and mortar casino to tap into online gaming, entering into a partnership with Betconstruct to launch BarriereBet.

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