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Yokohama launches RFC for Yamashita Pier

2019-10-17

The Yokohama municipal government has launched its RFC process for private businesses interested in developing Yamashita Pier into a major urban IR.

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Yokohama bid holds promise and perils

2019-10-11

Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi's announcement that her government would make an IR bid reshaped the licensing race in a way that few other events have done.

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IR battle begins in the Yokohama City Council

2019-09-11

The second-largest caucus in the Yokohama City Council, called Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and Citizens’ Forum, has already decided to oppose Mayor Fumiko Hayashi’s desire to launch an IR bid at Yamashita Pier, and will submit a bill...

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Yokohama opts to enter the IR race

2019-08-19

The municipal government told reporters on Monday that Yokohama’s long period of indecision had ended and that Mayor Fumiko Hayashi would announce later in the week that her city would seek to host a major urban IR at the 47-hectare Yamashita Pier location.

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Yokohama IR plans top out at $11.8b

2019-05-28

The Yokohama city government released on Monday a more detailed summary of the results of the RFI process carried out last summer, revealing that the investment amounts proposed by the operators for an IR at the Yamashita Pier location ranged from JPY620...

Yokohama mayor maintains ‘wait and see’ IR stance

2018-04-11

In spite of the widespread view that the terms of the IR Implementation Bill are shaping up to be more favorable to major urban markets rather than re

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Murky Prospects for Yokohama IR

2017-07-26

Most gaming industry analysis currently predicts that the city of Yokohama may very well become the host for Japan’s largest IR in the mid-2020s. Situated in Kanagawa Prefecture as part of Japan’s capital region—with its vast population of tens...

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