The Head Quarters will make some activities to see if the local people agree with the IR or not.
Japan.- The Japanese integrated resort (IR) race has different news every day. After the government of Yokohama said that they already received seven proposals to invest, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Kanagawa showed its disagreement with the project.
The party have established the Casino Problems Countermeasures HQ, which will take all the actions it can to reveal displeasure with an IR in their city. The Head Quarters will make some activities to see if the local people agree with the IR or not. Also, they will collect signatures to pressure Mayor Fumiko Hayashi and show him they don’t want casinos in the city.
The person who is leading this proposal is Tomoko Abe. A month ago, he submitted a “Questionnaire regarding a second request for comments on the fundamental policy for the development of specified complex tourist facilities, including a casino”. This generated some doubts about how the public could comment on the IR certification application period decision.
The government also made a survey with local people to determine if the prefecture should bid for an IR. The intention of the survey is to help Governor Naomichi Suzuki decide if he should submit an IR. With the results as mixed as they are, it’s unclear if it helped him at all.