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Consultancy Service Procurement for the Evaluation of JPF Funded Projects in Bangladesh

Organization: JPF  Posted Date: 18 Nov 2020 Closing Date: 6 Dec 2020 The Japan Platform (hereinafter referred to as “JPF”) is an international emergency humanitarian aid organization which offers the most effective and prompt emergency aid in response to humanitarian needs, focusing on issues of refugees and natural disasters. JPF conducts such aid through a tripartite cooperation system where NGOs, business communities, and ...

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Pixel Companyz Incorporated casino consortium eyeing Nagasaki Prefecture

Japanese conglomerate Pixel Companyz Incorporated has reportedly announced that it will be joining the race to bring an integrated casino resort to a site adjacent to the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki Prefecture. According to a report from GGRAsia, the Tokyo-listed behemoth used an official filing to detail that it now intends to participate in the request for proposal (RFP) ...

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Wakayama Prefecture Delays Integrated Casino Resorts’ RFP Phase to Mid-January 2021

The prefecture of Wakayama has postponed by almost three months its deadline for the so-called request-for-proposal (RFP) submissions from companies operating in the private sector that are willing to get permission to operate an integrated casino resort in Japan. Now, the Wakayama prefectural authorities said that such request-for-proposal submissions must be made by January 15th, 2021. The previous deadline that was unveiled by the ...

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Wakayama pushes back casino RFP deadline to January 15

Japan’s Wakayama prefecture has pushed back by almost three months its deadline for request-for-proposal (RFP) submissions from private-sector, would-be partners for its tilt at having a casino resort. Such RFP submissions must now be made by January 15 next year, versus the earlier deadline of October 19 this year, according to information collated by GGRAsia’s Japan correspondent. That and other ...

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Tokyo’s Toyosu market resumes public viewings of tuna auctions

People watch a tuna auction from the dedicated deck at the Toyosu fish market in Tokyo’s Koto Ward on Nov. 2. (Shinnosuke Ito) Eighteen tourists took in the first public viewing of a tuna auction at Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market in roughly eight months on Nov. 2. The viewings, which were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restarted on the day, but ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Deferred: Osaka and Wakayama delay RFPs

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, both prefectures have decided to delay the selection of a private-sector partner, a necessary step in order to make a bid for one of Japan’s first three integrated resort licences. Osaka and Wakayama prefectures have opted to postpone the administrative groundwork necessary to make a bid for one of the country’s first three integrated resort ...

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Delayed Plans for Establishment of Japanese Integrated Casino Resorts Affect Local Government’s IR Policy

The coronavirus pandemic has had a massive effect on the liberalization of the Japanese gambling sector, as it has brought uncertainty in the Government’s project to establish integrated casino resorts in the country. As CasinoGamesPro already reported, the Government of Japan had planned to officially open the facilities in the mid-2020s. However, the authorities were forced to delay the adoption of a basic policy that would ...

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Wakayama’s IR bout

IAG takes a look at how Wakayama prefecture is responding to concerns over an IR development by local opposition groups. Ever since it was decided that integrated resorts would grace the islands of Japan, the “casino” part of the equation has sparked active debate. The fact that casinos represent the driving engine of IRs is the main issue all of Japan’s ...

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Japan IR survey shows ongoing willingness to invest but strong push to postpone selection processes due to COVID

A survey by the Japan IR Association (JIRA) to study the impact of COVID-19 on the nation’s IR development has found that two-thirds of respondents cite no change to their desire to participate in Japan’s integrated resort business. However, a majority believe the current schedule for IR development should be postponed for at least a year. According to the results ...

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MGM Resorts not ‘all-in’ on Osaka IR investment: Hornbuckle

MGM Resorts CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle says the company is not ‘all-in’ on plans to develop an integrated resort in Osaka as it prepares to resume negotiations over its Japanese investment. While MGM remains hopeful of continuing on its Japanese journey, Hornbuckle was circumspect on the conditions that would make such an investment feasible as the industry emerges from ...

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