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Hokkaido governor highlights need for resilient tourism infrastructure

Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi visited Tokyo on Tuesday to make a number of requests related to recovery from the massive earthquake earlier this month,...

Mombetsu Racecourse to resume operations next week

Mombetsu Racecourse has announced that it will resume horse races from September 25, in spite of the fact that both the facility and the region have not yet entirely recovered from the September 6 Hokkaido earthquake.

Hokkaido tourism hit by earthquake cancellations

The threat of major aftershocks and the electricity crisis are driving tourists away from Hokkaido at an alarmingly high rate. Hotels that are used to having about 80 percent occupancy in this season are instead reporting waves of cancellations reducing room occupancy to about 20 percent.

Pachinko chains institute rolling store closures in Hokkaido

Larger pachinko companies, ordinarily quite conspicuous in their consumption of electricity, are going the extra mile in energy-tight Hokkaido by instituting rolling closures at their outlets as a special conservation measure that goes beyond turning off some neon signs.

Pachinko parlors face energy crunch in Hokkaido

The approximately 430 pachinko parlors in Hokkaido, like all other businesses and households in the earthquake-hit prefecture, are facing government demands to immediately reduce their consumption of electricity by at least 20 percent, forcing many to turn off their characteristic neon signs and elaborate internal lighting.
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Osaka’s IR Promotion Conference delayed by earthquake

The June 18 earthquake in Osaka disrupted business throughout the Kansai region, also forcing the cancellation of the 8th meeting of the IR Promotion Conference, which was to be held that very evening. An official of the Osaka prefectural government tells Asia Gaming Brief that a new date has not yet been selected, but it will likely be sometime in July.

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Tom Horn goes live with winmasters casino

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