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2021-04-01
It's well over six months into the administration of Yoshihide Suga, but the government has given scarce information about its IR development plans.

2021-04-01
The leading opposition party in Japan, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, published a list of its basic or fundamental policies this week, including a pledge to abolish casinos.

2021-03-31
In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, South Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.

2021-03-31
Oshidori International Development has announced the appointment of Moe Murakami to lead its local CSR efforts as the firm aims to win its bid to become Nagasaki’s IR partner against two rival bids.

2021-03-30
Universal Entertainment has announced that it is moving forward with its investigation of how it might best gain a listing on the US stock exchange for its IR business. The company has been seeking a suitable special purpose acquisition company.

2021-03-30
MGM Japan, hoping to build a major IR at Osaka’s Yumeshima island, is drawing attention to its recently concluded hospitality education program that it supported in partnership with Kansai Gaidai University.

2021-03-30
Government spokesmen and ruling party executives in Japan refrained from making extensive comments about the start of the trial of former Senior Vice Minister Tsukasa Akimoto on charges of accepting bribes from 500 .com and witness tampering. LDP Secretary-General...

2021-03-29
VIP play had been projected to be a major segment of the potential overall Japanese gaming market, but a lot has changed since the law permitting integrated resorts was passed in 2018.

2021-03-29
Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura spoke at the Sasebo Future Creation Forum, appealing for local companies in the content industry, such as video and music production, to step up their game in anticipation of IR development in the city.

2021-03-29
Blackstone, now bidding for ownership of Crown Resorts, has announced a binding agreement to buy eight hotels in Japan from Kintetsu Group Holdings, including one very close to Yumeshima in Osaka, expected to become host to its own major IR.

2021-03-29
Today begins the trial of former Senior Vice Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto on charges of receiving bribes from agents of 500 .com and attempting to induce witnesses to perjure themselves.

2021-03-26
Beginning on April 1, viewers of Japanese commercial television stations may see something that hasn’t appeared in over a decade--advertisements of the pachinko machine industry.

2021-03-25
The Nagasaki Prefectural Government continues to impress as being the only local government in Japan’s IR race that gives a clear impression that they know what they are doing.

2021-03-25
The Yokohama City Council has approved its annual budget for IR development expenses at a plenary session, backed by the conservative ruling parties and opposed by opposition parties.

2021-03-24
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has announced that Bobby Soper has been appointed to the new role of International President, a role in which he will oversee all aspects of the firm’s efforts related to both the Inspire Korea Project in South Korea and...

2021-03-24
Kintetsu Group Holdings is reportedly close to abandoning its earlier plans to extend its rail line to Yumeshima before the 2025 World Expo. The firm is concerned that there may be little passenger demand with lingering uncertainty over the pandemic and...

2021-03-24
Nagasaki authorities say investors in entities that have qualified for the next portion of the prefecture’s RFP process will not be allowed to participate in similar bidding processes elsewhere in Japan.

2021-03-23
Largely ignored by the media and the policymakers, Japan has clearly entered an era of explosive growth for online and mobile gambling.

2021-03-23
VIP play had been projected to be a major segment of the potential overall Japanese gaming market, but a lot has changed since the law permitting integrated resorts was passed in 2018.

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