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    Hideaki Omura, the governor of Aichi Prefecture, is now expected to clarify his position by the end of March on whether or not to support an IR bid for the city of Tokoname. Chubu Airport Island in Tokoname is already in the process of economic development, but the question of seeking an IR license remains […]

    Tokoname begins construction of exhibition center

    Last Friday, Tokoname city held its groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Aichi International Exhibition Center, which the municipal authorities hope may one day become the core of an IR on Chubu International Airport Island.   The exhibition center is being constructed with a US$320 million budget and is scheduled to open in the […]

    Experts recommend Tokoname IR to governor

    On Monday, the Aichi prefectural experts’ committee concluded its deliberations and formally recommended to Aichi Governor Hideaki Omura to invite bids to construct an IR on Chubu Airport Island in Tokoname city. Governor Omura had established the experts’ committee last August to study the issue and report back to him. The committee, chaired by Nagoya […]

    Aichi governor launches reelection bid as Tokoname RFI process closes

    Aichi Governor Hideaki Omura announced his bid for a third term on Thursday, declaring, “I would like to have responsibility for taking the lead in Japan’s future and furthering the development of Aichi.”