Japanese Kyushu Association of Mayors is preparing to support IR promotion in the region.
Japan.- Last week, Norio Tomonaga, Sasebo mayor, presented a report exposing the economic impact an IR bid would bring to the area, during a local meeting of the Kyushu Association of Mayors in Sasebo, Nagasaki. The meeting took place at a hotel neighbouring Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo city.
Moreover, and according to several media reports, many mayors from other prefectures expressed high expectations for “Kyushu coming together to support” the project.
The Kyushu Association of Mayors is made up of city mayors from Kyushu and Okinawa islands.
On the final day, Sasebo Mayor Tomonaga used a video to introduce the IR property the city is working to bid for.
He also emphasized the wide economic effects an IR would have on each region due to the prospective inbound demand of foreign tourists due to its proximity to East Asia.
There was also discussion of the necessity of preparing a network so that sightseeing to all the regions in Kyushu island would be accessible to the IR guests.
Mayor Tomonaga said “we are much further along in preparations than other regions. Please continue to support this bid.”