Nagasaki

VIDEO: Nagasaki Vice-Governor Ken Hirata extended interview on RFP process, Nagasaki IR likely US$3.2 billion to US$4.2 billion

Nagasaki Vice-Governor Ken Hirata has outlined candidate operator partners in an integrated resort have estimated the capital investment in a Nagasaki IR to be between US$3.2 billion to US$4.2 billion, while the winning bid will need to demonstrate support for the entire Kyushu region. Details of Nagasaki’s operator expectations were offered by Hirata in an exclusive video interview with Inside Asian ...

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Nagasaki Launches its RFP Process

Nagasaki prefecture has launched its Request for Proposal (RFP) last Thursday, including the publication of recruitment guidelines for a Kyushu/Nagasaki IR operator. Under the RFP process, the prefecture will accept applications from operators for initial screening until January 28, and questions from participants regarding the requirements will be accepted until January 15. The operator selection schedule has set March 1 ...

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Nagasaki begins its RFP process

The Nagasaki Prefectural Government has launched its request for proposal (RFP) process and the requirements for the possible integrated resort (IR) operator have been published. Currently, the deadline for initial screening is set for 28 January.  There are several major contenders for the upcoming IR, including Casinos Austria, Oshidori International, Pixel Companyz, and a consortium involving Current Corporation, Get Nice Holdings, and Sofitel Ponte 16. Three ...

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Jan 28 deadline for Nagasaki casino RFP: local govt

Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture began on Thursday – as pledged – its request-for-proposal (RFP) process regarding the possibility of getting a casino resort there. January 28 is the deadline for submitting application documents, with a resort operating partner to be chosen in “summer – autumn” this year,  and any resort built, to open in the “mid- to late-2020s,” according to a memo released by the prefecture’s ...

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Nagasaki officially launches RFP to find the best casino partner

Things are starting to get serious in the race to add integrated resorts (IR) to Japan’s landscape. After many delays, the country anticipates having its final guidelines in place this year and top contending cities and prefectures are busy preparing their own, local frameworks. The first out of the gate is the Nagasaki prefecture, which has officially launched its Request-For-Proposal (RFP) period ...

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Nagasaki Gets Three More Entries for RFP and IR Bids

IN SUMMARY:Three new anonymous companies have entered the race for the right to build an integrated resort in Nagasaki.The companies are reportedly two US-based and one Asia-based entities, with some suggesting entries from previous Hokkaido bidders.The RFP process is due to begin tomorrow and it will continue through April 2022. Ahead of its Request for Proposal (RFP) due to begin ...

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Three new candidates set to participate in Nagasaki RFP

The race to develop an integrated resort license in Nagasaki is heating up with at least three new contenders indicating they will take part in the prefecture’s Request for Proposal when it launches this week. According to a report by Nagasaki Shimbun, the three candidates are in addition to the four known contenders: Oshidori International Holdings, Casinos Austria, Pixel Companyz in ...

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Three foreign ops join the mix for Nagasaki IR tilt: report

The Nagasaki Shimbun newspaper has reported that “at least three” foreign casino resort operators, described as “mid-sized”, have expressed interest in taking part in the Japanese prefecture Nagasaki’s tilt at having such a facility. Two are said to be based in the United States and one in Asia, according to the report. GGRAsia approached the prefecture seeking comment on the report, ...

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Three new candidates seeking Nagasaki IR license

At least three foreign casino resort operators have expressed an interest in the integrated resort (IR) licence in Nagasaki, according to Japanese newspaper Nagasaki Shimbun. The prefecture’s Request for Proposal (RFP) is set to launch on 7 January 2021, with four candidates already in line to take part; Casinos Austria, Oshidori International Holdings, Pixel Companyz, and a consortium comprising Current ...

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Nagasaki to start casino RFP January 7, says governor

Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture will start on January 7 its request-for-proposal (RFP) process regarding the possibility of getting a casino resort there, says governor Hodo Nakamura (pictured in a file photo). He made the comment at a regular media briefing on Friday, according to information collated by GGRAsia’s Japan correspondent. In early December, the prefecture had confirmed to GGRAsia that it ...

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Nagasaki Prefecture to initiate RFP stage of its casino plan from January 7

In Japan and the government for Nagasaki Prefecture has reportedly announced that it will be launching the request for proposal (RFP) stage of its effort to secure one of the nation’s coming trio of integrated casino resort licenses from January 7. According to a Sunday report from Inside Asian Gaming, the southern jurisdiction unveiled the start date via an official Christmas Day press conference as it ...

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RFP for an Integrated Resort in Nagasaki to Start on Jan 7

A request for a proposal for an integrated resort will launch on January 7, 2021, revealed the Prefecture in Nagasaki, Japan. With the RFP launch, Nagasaki would become the third Prefecture to initiate the process, following Osaka and Wakayama. IN SUMMARY: Nagasaki Prefecture revealed that it will launch its request for a proposal for an integrated resort on January 7, ...

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Nagasaki to launch RFP on 7 January

Nagasaki Prefecture has announced that it will launch its Request for Proposal (RFP) on 7 January 2021, becoming the third of Japan’s four IR candidates to do so. At a press conference held on Christmas Day, Governor Hōdō Nakamura said the prefecture had decided to start its operator recruitment process as soon as possible after the national government released its Basic ...

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Nagasaki open to fresh IR-partner candidates, says official

Authorities in Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture are communicating with casino operators not previously in the direct orbit of the metropolis, with a view to possibly boosting the number of contenders for its upcoming request-for-proposal (RFP) process regarding getting a casino resort there, a Nagasaki official has confirmed to GGRAsia. “We cannot comment about where the operators are from, but Nagasaki prefecture is ...

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Osaka confirms January launch for IR request-for-proposal process

As Japan’s government still plans on moving forward with its integrated resort (IR) expansion next year, after having been forced to put everything on hold because of COVID-19, one of the primary areas to host a casino resort is getting ready. Osaka will, once again, try to get its request-for-proposal (RFP) process off the ground starting in January and the prefecture is now ...

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Nagasaki eyes January for IR RFP, will reach decision by next fall

If things had gone according to plan, Japan’s integrated resort (IR) market would have been in its advanced stage of development already. However, launching a new industry in the country is proving to be a Herculean task that has seen several unexpected obstacles thrown at it. Politicians allegedly accepting bribes and a pesky little virus that won’t go away have forced the country to ...

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Nagasaki January start on casino RFP, partner by autumn

Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture intends to start in January 2021 a request-for-proposal (RFP) process to identify possible private-sector partners for the local government’s tilt at hosting a casino resort. That is according to a fresh timetable announced on Wednesday by the local authorities. Between summer and autumn next year, the Nagasaki authorities hope to have selected a partner for an integrated ...

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Nagasaki Sets Autumn 2021 Deadline for Private Partner Selection

IN SUMMARY:Prefecture officials released a new timetable restarting the RFP process from January 2021Japanese Government delayed the local government application process which is set to begin in October 2021 and run through April 2022Nagasaki expects to have its partner in time for the application process start, and if successful, to have the casino operational in the mid to late 2020s ...

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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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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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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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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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Nagasaki prefecture’s operator recruitment may be delayed with Japan’s Basic Policy

Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura has warned that the prefecture’s Request for Proposal (RFP) could be delayed due to uncertainty over when the central government will release its IR Basic Policy. It had been expected that the country’s Basic Policy would be drafted and published by 26 July, two years after the promulgation of the IR Development Act, but as reported ...

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Nagasaki might consider delaying RFP process: report

Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture might consider delaying the start of its request-for-proposal (RFP) process for a tilt at hosting a casino resort scheme. That is according to media reports. Nagasaki Shimbun reported that Nagasaki governor Hodo Nakamura mentioned the possibility at an event on Tuesday. The official reportedly added a potential delay was linked to the fact that Japan’s national so-called basic policy ...

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Nagasaki prefecture to launch RFP as early as July

Nagasaki prefecture’s regular prefectural assembly was held on 26 June where it was concluded not to wait for the country’s basic IR policy draft to be finalised before proceeding with the prefecture’s Request for Proposal (RFP) process. As a result, Nagasaki’s RFP process could be launched as soon as July. According to the Nagasaki Shimbun, the prefecture initially stated its RFP request ...

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Nagasaki and Osaka Continue Attempts To Become Official IR Japan Candidates

The Integrated Resort of Japan has been planned for some time, but has faced many delays in the previous months. The country is still looking to push the project through new casino venues which will see three local cities become richer. The present state of affairs is in favour of Nagasaki and Osaka who have already lodged their project applications. Nagasaki ...

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Nagasaki Prefecture pushing ahead with integrated casino resort plan

In Japan and the government for Nagasaki Prefecture has reportedly announced that it still intends to have completed the request for proposal (RFP) stage of its plan to secure one of the nation’s coming trio of integrated casino resort licenses by the end of this year. According to a Wednesday report from GGRAsia, the southern jurisdiction proclaimed that it aims ...

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