Japan: PM renews commitment to IR project

Suga says IRs will boost inbound tourism in Japan.
Suga says IRs will boost inbound tourism in Japan.

The Japanese Prime Minister supported the integrated resort project for the country during a speech in Parliament.

Japan.- Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has insisted on his commitment to green light Japan’s integrated resort project. During a speech in a session at the lower house of the country’s parliament, he said the resorts would boost inbound tourism.

Suga was reported saying: “Casinos are there in 130 countries and regions. It is planned that Japan’s integrated resorts [IRs] are to have international exhibition facilities, convention facilities, and large hotels to entertain whole families.”

Japan’s policy will allow for three complexes in an initial phase of market liberalisation.

Japan currently still has border restrictions in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The health crisis has delayed the timetable for awarding integrated resorts bids to October 2021.

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