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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...

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

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

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

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

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.

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...

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.

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.

2019-09-11
About twenty local citizens groups have come together as “The Roundtable Conference by Citizens Concerned about Changing Town Planning of Yumeshima

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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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