Japan

Tokyo a place to watch in Japan casino story: experts

The Japanese national government’s delay in its timetable for receiving proposals from cities around the country, for large-scale casino projects or integrated resorts (IRs), could help the cause of the capital Tokyo, several industry commentators have respectively told GGRAsia. Tokyo – which is still hoping to stage next year the postponed 2020 edition of the summer Olympics – has so far not entered ...

Read More »

Nagasaki to discuss new Japan IR timeline with operators

Nagasaki Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura has promised to listen to the concerns of the prefecture’s potential IR operator partners in progressing its bid to develop an integrated resort following news that the national submissions period had been delayed by nine months. Originally scheduled to take place from 4 January to 30 July 2021, the Japan Tourism Agency announced last week ...

Read More »

Wakayama Authorities To Announce RFP Dates For IR Scheme

Authorities in Wakayama Prefecture of Japan said on Friday that they would soon announce a new schedule revision on the local processes required for the tilt of that community to get a casino resort. The local timetable for Wakayama’s so-called request-for-proposal (RFP) materials had previously shifted from the end of August to October 19. The flagging of yet another local ...

Read More »

Japan govt to start accepting IR bids from Oct 2021

Japan’s national government plans to start accepting proposals for integrated resorts (IRs) – as casino complexes are known in that country – from October 2021. That is according to an announcement on Friday by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. The proposed closing date for such submissions – to be made by local governments – would be April 28, 2022, said the ministry, ...

Read More »

Japan could delay national IR process for another 6-12 months

Bad news is brewing for Japan’s casino hopefuls. Nagasaki authorities believe Japan’s national government is considering a delay to the integrated resort (IR) proposal process of anywhere from 6 to 12 months, GGRAsia reports. This information comes from a Nagasaki prefectural assembly meeting on September 28, where unidentified sources were cited believing a delay was being considered. That works for Nagasaki. ...

Read More »

Nagasaki says Japan govt mulling 6-12mth IR calendar delay

The Nagasaki authorities say that Japan’s national government is considering delaying – by between six and 12 months – the period to accept proposals for the development of integrated resorts in the country. A total of three casino resorts will be permitted nationally in a first phase of liberalisation. The policy has been presented as a form of stimulus for ...

Read More »

Wakayama Governor Slaps Down IR Opposition

Wakayama Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka slapped down opponents of the proposed bid by the prefecture to build an integrated resort, telling a group of residents against the bid,” It is irresponsible to future generations to stop a bid because you may dislike it.” His remarks were in response to the community sending a petition against any IR offer – one of ...

Read More »

Governor Nisaka slaps down Wakayama IR opponents

Wakayama Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka has slapped down opponents of the prefecture’s planned bid to develop an integrated resort, telling a residents group opposing the bid, “It is irresponsible to future generations to stop a bid because you may dislike it.” His comments were in response to the group submitting a petition opposing any IR bid – one of three organizations ...

Read More »

Hydrogen to follow gas expansion as Morrison bids for net zero emissions

A national bet on hydrogen power will be central to a new federal energy road map to move away from fossil fuels, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison promises a plan to achieve net zero carbon emissions. The technology road map will be aimed at creating a clean energy industry that can ship hydrogen to customers such as Japan and South ...

Read More »

The Future Looks Bright for Fuel Cell Technology

The emerging market will respond well to the Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) technology given that electric vehicles were not able to make a mark on emerging territories. Fuel cell technology is expected to offer reliability, safety, and efficiency over other combustion-based power technologies. Few technologies which are gaining traction in the field of fuel cells are proton exchange membrane, phosphoric ...

Read More »

Suncity to open Japan IR promotion facility, Sept 11

The Suncity casino junket brand, which has expressed interest in developing a casino resort project in Wakayama prefecture, Japan, gave a media preview on Wednesday there, for what was termed an IR promotion base due to open to the public on Friday (September 11). In Japan, casino complexes with large-scale tourism facilities are known as integrated resorts (IRs). Suncity Group ...

Read More »

Japan looks likely to maintain integrated casino resort commitment

Latest Casino and Gambling News, Gaming Law & Legislation, Casino proposals, Casino News, Gaming Industry News, Economy/Finance, Japan In Japan and the man being widely tipped to replace outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reportedly announced that he remains committed to licensing the Asian nation’s inaugural trio of integrated casino resorts. According to a report from GGRAsia, Yoshihide Suga (pictured) currently serves as Chief Cabinet Secretary for the coalition ...

Read More »

Nagasaki IR process delayed while Yokohama citizen groups plot opposition

Tags:  integrated resort, Japan, nagasaki, yokohama The resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, along with lingering opposition to upcoming integrated resorts (IRs), has created a tough spot for casino advocates. Nagasaki has now put it’s own Request for Proposal (RFP) process on hold, while opposition in Yokohama is stepping up. When Nagasaki released it’s Kyushu-Nagasaki IR Basic concept in April, it expected things to ...

Read More »

Nagasaki postpones RFP as PM’s resignation throws national policy into question

Nagasaki has announced that it will suspend its operator recruitment process regarding development of an integrated resort due to ongoing delays in release of the national government’s Basic Policy for IRs and the resignation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The original intention was to kick off the Request for Proposal (RFP) process during the summer, but the impact of the coronavirus ...

Read More »

First tender process under new offshore wind law underway

 Introduction Background Summary of guidelines Other issues Outlook for offshore wind Introduction On 24 June 2020 the government commenced the first tender process under Japan’s new offshore wind law. Prospective developers have until 24 December 2020 to submit bids to construct, operate and decommission a floating wind project off the coast of Goto City, Nagasaki (the Goto project). Bids must comply with the Occupancy ...

Read More »

Foreign casino operators fault uncertain rules for Japan pullout

Withdrawal of US operators points to dimmer prospects for gambling market Gamblers play slot machines in Las Vegas: High-profile U.S. casino operators Sands and Wynn Resorts have given up plans to expand in Japan, citing regulatory snags. TOKYO — Multiple foreign casino operators are canceling or putting on hold plans to enter Japan, moves that underscore grimmer prospects for a market that many industry insiders ...

Read More »

Osaka Waiting on Central Government to Move Forward with Integrated Resort Process

Osaka is the latest city in Japan to formally announce that its integrated resort (IR) time line has been indefinitely suspended. Osaka, which recently topped Tokyo in the number of new daily COVID-19 cases, is putting its integrated resort aspirations on hold. Japan’s central government failed to meet its own self-imposed July 26 deadline to release its Basic Policy. The ...

Read More »

Osaka City and Prefecture Suspends Request-for-Proposal Phase for Casino Integrated Resort Operating License

The governor of the Osaka prefecture, Hirofumi Yoshimura, has confirmed to the media that the process associated with getting an operating license for an integrated casino resort as large casino, hospitality, and entertainment complexes are known in the country, was suspended at the end of June in the prefecture and its associated urban metropolis. As revealed by a GGRAsia’s correspondent in Japan, the ...

Read More »

Osaka confirms their IR casino process is still on hold

Osaka’s once bold plan to get an Integrated Resort (IR) casino up and running by 2025 now looks pretty doomed. The governor of the prefecture, Hirofumi Yoshimura, has confirmed that the process to move forward remains paused, and they’ll need to take the new situation of the world into account before moving forward again. Yoshimura has confirmed no new progress on the ...

Read More »

Osaka pauses casino tilt effort amid Covid-19 disruptions

Hirofumi Yoshimura, the governor of Japan’s Osaka prefecture, has respectively confirmed to journalists that the prefecture and its associated urban metropolis (pictured), suspended in late June, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the process related to getting a casino complex or integrated resort (IR), as they are known in that country. “Under the coronavirus situation, the process related to IR has been ...

Read More »