GMA quoted in GGB News
Posted on September 1, 2021
Japan IR Race: All Over for Yokohama?
The Japan Times called it “a stunning political setback for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on his home turf” – the election of opposition party-backed Takeharu Yamanaka as mayor of Yokohama.
Significantly for gaming giants Genting Singapore and Melco Resorts and Entertainment, Yamanaka’s win is also seen as the end of plans to develop an integrated resort (IR) in the prefecture. On August 22, the anti-casino candidate defeated seven others, including current mayor Fumiko Hayashi, who supported the IR campaign.
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