Sunday, June 26, 2022


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Philweb elects new president, effective Feb 1


Philweb Corporation president Dennis Valdes is stepping down from his role as president, and moving to Alphaland Corporation, a real estate firm chair

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Beijing-backed Ho Iat Seng elected as Macau’s new CE


Ho Iat Seng on Sunday has been declared as the next chief executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region. All 400 members of the chief execut

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Goa’s major parties launch a full offensive against offshore casinos


All of Goa’s major political parties have taken a stance against offshore casinos in the River Mandovi, demanding they shut down and/ or remove them

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Ho-Iat Seng tipped for top political spot in Macau


It is becoming increasingly likely for Macau legislative chair Ho Iat-Seng to become the next chief executive of Macau after announcing his intention

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Municipal elections approaching in Sasebo, Wakayama, and Tomakomai


On Sunday, the official campaign period began for the second round of the Unified Local Elections, which will include mayoral elections in Sasebo and

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Osaka cross election throws curveball at Yumeshima IR plans


The troubling scenario of political instability that first reared its head in late December has come to pass—Osaka Governor Ichiro Matsui and Osaka

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Pro-IR governor wins in Wakayama


Yoshinobu Nisaka defeated his anti-casino opponent Masayoshi Hatanaka to win a fourth term as Governor of Wakayama Prefecture, thus clearing the polit

Pro-IR Nagasaki governor re-elected


On a night in which the conservative Abe government and its allies swept to victory across the board in several major local elections, incumbent Nagas

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Nagasaki IR plans face electoral test


Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura faces an electoral challenge from a candidate affiliated with the Japan Communist Party as he seeks a third term. Gove

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Liberal Party vows to keep pokies in Tasmania


The Tasmanian Liberal Party has promised to keep poker machines in Tasmanian pubs and clubs if it is returned to power in the upcoming March election,

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Shinzo Abe retains parliamentary supermajority


Despite lagging personal popularity, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was able to guide Japan’s ruling coalition to yet another crushing supermajority in g

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Ruling Party cruising to electoral victory


Japan’s general election will not be held until next Sunday, October 22, but the implosion of the leading opposition party virtually guarantees anot

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Ruling Party confirms IR bill delay


Members of the Abe government and the ruling party confirmed to the Japanese media that no progress would be made on passing either the gambling addic

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Changes in gaming influence in new Macau Legislative Assembly


With Typhoon Hato moving into the rearview mirror, the city’s Legislative Assembly elections – held last Sunday - have yielded some surprising res

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Snap election threatens IR legislation schedule


It has become more likely that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will dissolve the extraordinary Diet session scheduled to begin at the end of this month and

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Close watch on Goa casinos, Lucky Seven awaits plug


The activities of Goa’s onshore and offshore casinos will be closely monitored over the rest of August, with the by-elections in Panaji coming up la

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Anti-Casino candidates defeated in Yokohama mayoral election


Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi won her third term by a comfortable margin in Sunday’s elections, seeing off a challenge from two candidates who had b

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Second anti-casino candidate enters Yokohama mayoral race


City Councillor Hirotaka Ito has become the third candidate to throw his hat into the ring for the July 30 election for the Mayor of Yokohama, a major

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Concessionaires warned to stay out of elections


Macau’s gaming operators have been reminded to stay neutral and not to interfere with the upcoming Legislative Assembly Election, as part of electio

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