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When Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi announced at a press conference three months ago that she would respect the outcome of any popular referendum on IR development, we took her at her word.

A committee of the Yokohama City Council dominated by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito quickly moved to quash the IR referendum proposal submitted after two months of signature-gathering activities by local residents, which had gained more...

Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi is effectively violating her promise to respect the results of a popular referendum on IR development.

The leaders of the citizen’s group that successfully collected enough resident signatures to trigger a popular referendum on IR development visited the chairman of the Yokohama City Council and asked him to grant their request that the city’s IR initiative...

A citizen group in Yokohama has announced that it will conduct its signature drive demanding a popular referendum over the city’s IR development pla

Political parties and citizens opposed to an IR bid at Yamashita Pier are launching movements both to recall Fumiko Hayashi as mayor of Yokohama as well as to subject any casino construction plans to a popular referendum.

Residents of Taiwan’s Kinmen County have voted against casinos in the island in a referendum held Saturday, local media reports. The referendum, for

On October 28, 2017, Kinmen Island will hold a referendum in which the residents will be asked if they would support the establishment of casino-based tourism resorts on the island. Kinmen (also known as Quemoy) is a Taiwan-controlled island located off...

An outlying island county of Taiwan, Kinmen, is set to hold a referendum later this year for residents to decide whether or not to permit casinos, Foc

Taiwan’s Kinmen County is set to vote in October to decide whether to permit casino development on the island, Taiwan News reports. The news comes a

Residents of Taiwan’s Penghu have majority voted “no” to casino development on the island in a referendum held on Saturday. About 80 percent of

Penghu voters will go to the polls on Saturday in a referendum that could be key to opening up the casino industry in Taiwan. Although the ruling Democratic Progressive Party is opposed to gambling, it may be hard for the government to ignore the wishes...

Taiwan’s Penghu island residents will be voting this Saturday on whether to permit casino development on the island, with the prospect of new casino

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the operation of offshore casinos in River Mandovi has been filed at the High Court of Bombay, local me

On Monday, a number of anti-gambling protesters gathered outside the Legislative Yuan, urging Penghu voters to say “no” to casinos in the island,

Union Defence Minister and former Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar has ruled out the removal of casinos, saying they are 'fait accompli' of the

Penghu’s pro-casino group yesterday protested in front of DPP headquarters in Taipei after the party urged residents to vote against the proposal in

Penghu residents may soon take part in a referendum to allow casinos to open in their hometowns, local media reports. Over 5,000 signatures of eligibl

Taiwan’s outlying island of Penghu may hold another referendum on whether to allow casinos, local media reports. The local government's Referendum S

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