Suncity Group Executive Director John Au Chung On made clear at a symposium on Monday that his company was planning to make an IR bid in Japan and that Wakayama was a location that they are focusing on.
“We will make an IR in Wakayama the likes the world has never seen,” Au was quoted as saying. “We will certainly attract the wealthy people of Asia to this center of entertainment and traditional culture.”
Au was speaking at the symposium alongside Jonathan Strock of Groupe Barrière and Mitsuaki Kiriyama of Bloomberry Resorts Japan, representatives of two other IR operators that have focused their attention on Wakayama for a longer period.
Also speaking at the Wakayama symposium, which brought together an audience of about 450 people, was Liberal Democratic Party Deputy Secretary-General Koichi Hagiuda and Wakayama Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka.
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