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Yokohama mayor announces bid to host resort with casino

  • August 22, 2019
  • , NHK, TBS, TV Asahi
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NHK reported today that Yokohama Mayor Hayashi formally announced this afternoon that the city will bid to host an integrated resort with casino and that she will submit a supplementary budget proposal to spend 260 million yen on this bid. NHK noted that Yokohama is the first city in the Kanto region to join the bidding, but that there is considerable opposition to casinos among Yokohama’s citizens and businesses. TV Asahi and TBS also carried reports on the mayor’s announcement.

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