Yokohama seeks to maintain dialogue with IR operators

Yokohama is keen to keep its IR bid on track.
Yokohama is keen to keep its IR bid on track.

The city still expects to move forward with its integrated resorts bid, and intends to maintain dialogue with investors.

Japan.- National authorities in Japan have delayed their basic policy on integrated resorts due to Covid-19 pandemic, but Yokohama seeking to maintain a dialogue with possible operators to keep its intended bid alive.

Yokohama mayor Fumiko Hayashi has said that the municipal administration remains interested in moving forwards as soon as possible.

Mayr said: “The revitalisation of tourism and the MICE industry is indispensable for the long-term advance of Yokohama’s economy, but shouldn’t we also be examining the direction of these businesses in the post-coronavirus era?”

Last month, Yokohama city government indefinitely postponed publication of its own IR implementation policy due to uncertainty over the national government’s policies and timelines.

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