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Japanese lawmaker questioned about casino project
Taimada Akimoto, a Japanese lawmaker, was questioned about a casino project from a Chinese company and his contacts with the potential foreign investor.
Osaka IR won’t open before 2025
The Mayor of Osaka advanced the government won’t fulfill its expected IR opening date set for 2025 or earlier and pushed it back to 2026.
Melco reveals Nagano resort plan
While it pushes for a Yokohama IR, Melco Resorts has revealed its plans to develop a 280-room hotel in Nagano, at a ski resort.
Hokkaido pulls out of IR race
The governor of Hokkaido has officially announced that the city will not bid for an integrated resort due to environmental concerns.
Hokkaido may drop out of IR race
Amid environmental concerns, Hokkaido could drop out of the IR race and choose not to launch any gaming development in the future.
Japan to withhold taxes on winnings at IRs
The government is considering the possibility that Japan could enforce a system to withhold taxes on winnings by foreigners at IRs once they launch.
Japan issues IR proposal timeline
The Japan Tourism Agency announced it will receive IR licensing proposals from local governments between January 4 and July 30, 2021.
Casino companies aim at Yokohama
Seven IR operators are participating in an RFC process as they try to land their permit for a casino development in Yokohama should the government choose it.
Japan advances with Casino Management Committee
The Government has nominated five members for Japan’s Casino Management Committee, which will oversee integrated resorts in the archipelago.