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Japan opening first esports gym in Tokyo

Japan opening first esports gym in Tokyo

The competitive gaming space, which is set to open on May 19 and will be known as “Esports Gym,” will include a lounge and gaming PCs outfitted with some of Japan’s most popular games, including Valorant and League of Legends.

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Will the Tokyo Olympics 2021 happen

Will the Tokyo Olympics 2021 happen?

Tokyo’s Olympics chief said on Friday, April 16th that Japan was committed to holding a safe Games this summer, as a surge in COVID-19 cases prompted an expansion of contagion controls and with fresh calls for the Games to again be postponed or canceled.

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Japan has no plan to legalize online gambling

Hachiro Okonogi, Chairperson of the Liberal Democratic Party’s National Public Safety Commission, has denied suggestions that Japan’s IR legislation could pave the way for legalized online gambling while promising to continue cracking down on any such illegal activity.

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Yokohama Mayor Keen to Publish IR Implementation

Yokohama Mayor Keen to Publish IR Implementation

In April, Yokohama postponed its implementation policy publication from June to August to prioritise measures against the spread of COVID-19. Mayor Hayashi commented that changing the schedule was not ideal considering the implications for the operators, but did not go as far as requesting a schedule change from the central government.

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MGM Resorts now last man standing in Osaka

MGM Resorts Osaka now last man standing

However, with Osaka’s deadline for applying for the Request for Proposal stage passing this week, the prefecture revealed during a press conference on Feb. 14 that it had only received one application with MGM now in prime position to win one of three IR licenses expected to be granted by the national government in 2021.

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