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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...

2019-10-29
Melco Resorts & Entertainment said Japanese tennis champion Naomi Osaka has become brand ambassador and sports group director for the company’s Yokohama IR bid.

2019-08-28
A total of nineteen companies responded to Chiba city’s RFI on the possibility of launching an IR bid at the Makuhari location.

2019-08-20
Miyagi Governor Yoshihiro Murai stated at his regular press conference on Monday that he has yet to draw any conclusions about whether or not to move forward with an IR bid from his prefecture.

2019-08-20
The Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry appears to have been taken by surprise by the news reports on Monday that the city government had decided to move forward with an IR bid, but they expressed their delight.

2019-08-04
Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki is now expected to delay until early 2020 his final decision on whether or not to go forward with an IR bid.

2019-07-18
The Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry has publicly urged Mayor Fumiko Hayashi to come off the fence and to quickly make a decision in favor of launching an IR bid.

2019-06-26
If a new poll by the Hokkaido Shinbun is to be believed, public opinion in the northernmost prefecture has shifted strongly in opposition to an IR bid.

2019-06-19
Las Vegas Sands’ Managing Director for Global Development George Tanasijevich has offered the clearest statement yet that his firm is now following MGM Resorts in pursuing an “Osaka First” strategy.

2019-06-03
It has recently become possible to understand with increased clarity which IR operators will be bidding for Japan’s two major markets—the Kanto and the Kansai—and where each of them are now focusing.

2019-03-18
Las Vegas Sands would apparently like to build the largest IR in Japan, but they are currently unsure whether that entails focusing on the more certai

2019-03-04
According to its 2018Q4 financial report, the Clairvest Group of Canada, now seeking an IR license in a Japanese regional market, had C$890.7 million

2019-02-20
Las Vegas Sands Managing Director for Global Development George Tanasijevich said the operator was in talks with several companies in the Osaka region about the possibility of making a “joint bid” for the Yumeshima IR.

2019-01-23
The chances that Tokyo will be a bidder for the three IR licenses in the first round looks highly remote after the metropolitan government unveiled additional details about its Tsukiji development plan on Wednesday.

2019-01-17
Hong Kong-listed Get Nice Holdings, the former owner of Macau’s Waldo casino, has formed a joint venture with Shitoku Rinaldo Corp. to bid for a licence in Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan.

2019-01-09
Hokkaido’s leading tourism and hospitality company, Kamori Kanko, has reasserted its claim that its ski resort at Rusutsu village should become the basis for the prefecture’s hoped-for IR bid, attempting to shoulder aside the Tomakomai candidacy favored...

2018-12-20
There are indications that one of the key players in Nagasaki’s anticipated bid to host an IR is becoming less enthusiastic about the prospects—Huis Ten Bosch President Hideo Sawada.

2018-12-20
Hard Rock Japan has announced that it has sponsored a snow sculpture for the famous Sapporo Snow Festival to be held next February, demonstrating its clear focus on Hokkaido for an IR bid.

2018-12-12
Kuwana Mayor Narutaka Ito made clear at his regular press conference on Tuesday that his administration has not outright rejected Nagoya Mayor Takashi

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