Osaka City reveals 2020 budget
Osaka publishes draft budget of JPY 1.77 trillion (US$90 billion) with funds set aside to host the 2025 World Expo and develop an IR.
CEO Jim Murren quits MGM Resorts
Murren joined MGM Resorts in 1998 and became CEO in 2008, a position he has held ever since.
Yokohama provides more details on IR committee
The committee will consist of seven people and will be entirely independent from the local government
Nagasaki will interview potential IR operators
Three companies have already publicly confirmed their participation in the request for proposal phase.
Kitakyushu will not pursue Japan IR bid
Local authorities determined that the property would be “too big” and “difficult to realize”.