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

The resignation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to be another political blow to an already shaky process of developing up to three IRs in Jap

The rearrest on Thursday of former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto on new charges of witness tampering has once again put a

Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi stated at a press conference that her city would not be issuing its local IR implementation policy this month, as planne

Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi has acknowledged that her city’s implementation policies, originally scheduled for publication in June, must wait unti

Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura indicated at a press conference on Tuesday that his prefecture is no longer confident that the central government inte

The July 26 deadline for the Japanese central government to issue the IR Basic Plan may not be much of a deadline after all, according to reporting fr

A report issued Wednesday by Bay City Ventures Managing Director Joji Kokuryo notes that there are two additional local governments that might still j

Although she regards the January to July 2021 application window for IR licensing to be “pretty strict,” Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi made clear

The interests of investors in Japanese IRs have largely been left behind, spelling potential problems for the future of IR development in the country,

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has unexpectedly published the long-awaited draft of its IR Basic Plan, giving local governments and operators a clearer idea of Japanese IR regulations.

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