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2020-07-10
A report issued Wednesday by Bay City Ventures Managing Director Joji Kokuryo notes that there are two additional local governments that might still j

2020-07-07
The prospect of Tokyo belatedly throwing its hat into the ring of Japan IR development was kept alive on Sunday by the landslide victory of incumbent

2020-06-26
In the summer of 2017, Fumiko Hayashi won reelection as mayor of Yokohama claiming to be a “blank slate” but in reality favoring IR development in her city. Anti-casino activists believe that history may be repeating itself; this time with Governor...

2020-05-29
Kenji Utsunomiya, a former chairman of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, has decided to make anti-casino policies one his key election pledges

2019-11-14
With Tokyo gubernatorial elections now scheduled for July 5 of next year, political observers are predicting that Governor Yuriko Koike will not clarify her stance on an IR bid for at least the next nine months or so.

2019-08-08
Police continue to announce busts related to illegal casinos in major cities across the country, with two fresh busts in Nagoya and the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo coming just this week, netting a total of four arrests.

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.

2019-06-06
Despite Governor Yuriko Koike’s indication in January that she isn’t considering an IR bid for the former Tsukiji Fish Market site, numerous observers believe that such a bid is indeed quietly under consideration, either at Tsukiji or on Odaiba.

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.

2018-12-18
Former Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara, the man who launched the casino legalization movement in Japan almost twenty years ago with his Tokyo waterfront casino concept, no longer believes that Japan’s capital city needs such a development.

2018-07-09
In a development that has potential to reshape the IR race in Japan, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike indicates that she is willing to consider an IR bid f

2017-08-05
The World Poker Tour has teamed with the Japan Poker Union Corp to hold a special four-day event in Tokyo in November, its first tournament in Japan.

2017-05-28
Lawrence Ho, chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts and Entertainment Ltd says he is more interested in building a casino in Osaka over Tokyo as the integr

2016-07-27
Gaming legislation in Japan has become more likely due to a change in the political landscape, warranting casino operators to “step up” their effo

2015-03-16
Japanese courts are facing a series of lawsuits from punters seeking to claim their losing bets as a tax deductible expense after a Supreme Court rul

2015-01-06
Japan, under newly re-elected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, may entertain discussions on legalizing casinos, but won’t pass the bill in the Jan-June s

2014-09-10
MGM Resorts International (MGM) is interested in low interest rates in Japan to provide financing for a possible casino development in the country, pr

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