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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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MGM not committed to Osaka IR investment

2020-08-02

In an earnings conference call held at the end of last week, MGM President and CEO Bill Hornbuckle revealed that his firm was not committed to moving

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Osaka railways reconsidering Yumeshima development plans

2020-07-10

Uncertainty over further schedule delays and concerns about a reduced scale for IR development on Yumeshima is causing local railways to consider scal

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Osaka leaders give up on firm timeline for operator selection

2020-06-23

Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui and Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura have indicated that, due to impact of the coronavirus, it is currently not possible to set a

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Matsui admits Osaka IR may not open until 2028

2020-06-05

Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui announced at a Thursday press conference that an extra six months would be necessary for IR operators to submit all of their

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Keihan Holdings wants to invest in Yumeshima IR

2019-12-18

Keihan Holdings President Masahiro Ishimaru has revealed that his firm would be interested in participating as an investor in the Yumeshima IR, though on a modest scale.

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Yumeshima IR candidacy is Osaka government’s to lose

2019-11-22

It was considered a foregone conclusion in gaming circles that Osaka will be a venue for one of the first three integrated resorts in Japan, though the entry of Yokohama into the race and shifting political sands highlight the fact that nothing should...

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Osaka publishes IR timeline; sticks to pre-World Expo opening

2019-11-21

On Thursday, the Osaka prefectural and city governments became the first local governments in Japan to publish their own timeline for IR development, holding fast to their objective of opening the IR at Yumeshima in advance of the 2025 World Expo.

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Fears grow traffic jams may slow Yumeshima IR construction

2019-11-12

Osaka officials are beginning to acknowledge more openly that the simultaneous construction of the 2025 World Expo and the anticipated IR on Yumeshima island may create traffic jams that will impact work efficiency.

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Citizens groups oppose Yumeshima development

2019-09-11

About twenty local citizens groups have come together as “The Roundtable Conference by Citizens Concerned about Changing Town Planning of Yumeshima

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Yumeshima officially designated for commercial use

2019-09-10

In another measure to clear up regulatory issues for the anticipated IR bid, the Osaka City Urban Planning Council has agreed by majority vote to chan

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Osaka City launches Yumeshima Development Promotion Headquarters

2019-07-30

The Osaka city government held the first meeting of its “Yumeshima Development Promotion Headquarters” at the City Hall building under the direct

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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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Kansai IR Expo reveals rapid growth of the gaming industry

2019-05-15

The scale of the Kansai IR Industrial Expo held in Osaka on May 15 and 16 testified to the rapid rate of growth of the gaming industry in Japan as it was clearly much larger than its predecessor event held a year ago in the same city.

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Osaka launches RFC process and provides IR development timeline

2019-04-24

New Osaka Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura has wasted little time in launching his prefecture’s RFC process and has provided an anticipated timeline for the development of the Yumeshima IR.

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Yoshimura and Matsui hold strong hand in Osaka

2019-04-09

The electoral victories of Hirofumi Yoshimura, Ichiro Matsui, and their Osaka Restoration Association last Sunday were impressive, but not entirely complete. They will, however, hold a strong hand going forward on the IR development issue.

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Osaka government retains its leadership team

2019-04-07

The Ichiro Matsui and Hirofumi Yoshimura leadership team has been retained by the voters of Osaka, though they have now switched offices—Yoshimura w

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Super Nintendo World gains a clearer IR link

2019-04-04

The announcement that Genting’s Resorts World Sentosa expansion will include the creation of a Super Nintendo World brings into focus the fact that

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Kansai Economic Federation proposes “smartcity” for Yumeshima

2019-03-28

Kansai Economic Federation (Kankeiren) announced Wednesday its FY2019 plans, which included the goal of using the development of Yumeshima as a showca

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