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The Osaka Yumeshima IR loses its inevitability

2020-08-07

A year ago there were many things uncertain about IR development in Japan, but if there was one thing you could depend upon—one prediction that could be made with near total confidence—it was that the man-made island of Yumeshima in Osaka Bay was...

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Osaka to plant cherry blossom trees for 2025 Expo

2019-08-26

Osaka Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura has announced plans to solicit public donations to plant 2025 cherry blossom trees across Osaka Prefecture in preparation for the 2025 World Expo to be held at Yumeshima.

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MGM’s Murren says Osaka IR can open before 2025 World Expo

2019-08-12

MGM Resorts Chairman and CEO James Murren has told the Japan Times that there is still enough time to open the Osaka Yumeshima IR before the 2025 World Expo, and thus capturing the benefits of having an estimated 28 million people coming to the attractions...

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Endangered seabird may have breeding ground on Yumeshima

2019-06-17

The planned development of Yumeshima may face an unexpected difficulty as local experts suggest that an endangered seabird species called a Little Tern may be using the man-made island in Osaka Bay as its breeding grounds.

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Analysts believe first Japanese IRs will open in 2026

2019-06-05

Despite Osaka’s strong desire to open its Yumeshima IR in 2024, before the World Expo, a new research brief from Global Market Advisors predicts that this timeline will now prove to be too ambitious, and in fact the first Japanese IRs will not able...

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Osaka Castle appears at the Bellagio

2019-03-17

This year’s Japanese Spring show at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden features as its centerpiece a ten meter tall replica of Osaka C

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Osaka Mayor Yoshimura outlines Yumeshima infrastructure plans

2018-12-05

Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura says that the newly developed Yumeshima will need not only rail links, but also high-speed ferry services and wider bridges in order to meet the traffic needs of the future, and that all of this should be completed by FY2024.

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Analysts see bright economic prospects for the Osaka expo

2018-11-27

Analysts are painting optimistic scenarios for the Osaka economy, as well as for the Japanese construction industry generally, in the wake of the local success in winning the 2025 World Expo.

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