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Insights and analysis on the Japan market.

Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto top Conde Nast awards

Nov 16, 2021

Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto top Conde Nast’s 2021 global awards as the most attractive cities to visit. International travelers are clearly keen for more of Japan. This bodes well for the hospitality sector there as it reopens to international travelers over the coming months, and various government initiatives are rolled out to boost domestic demand

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MGM Resorts & Orix confirmed for Osaka's IR

Sep 29, 2021

An MGM Resorts and Orix consortium has been confirmed as the developer and operator of Osaka’s integrated resort/casino. A large site on Osaka Bay has been earmarked for the project which is expected to provide a major boost for Osaka’s economy and tourism industry.

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WeWork lays out new growth strategy

Sep 20, 2021

WeWork Japan is pivoting from directly leasing and operating coworking space to a hotel-style management-only structure to continue its growth in Japan. It currently has 38 locations across the country and the new strategy could pave the way for up to 200 locations.

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JTB sells its Tokyo headquarters

Sep 16, 2021

Pandemic-hit Japanese travel company JTB Corporation has sold its HQ building near Tokyo Bay after posting a record loss earlier this year. The company will continue to lease back the premises from the purchaser. More major sale-and-leaseback transactions in the office sector in Tokyo are expected to be announced in the coming months.

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Yokohama ends IR bid

Sep 14, 2021

After years of drama, the new mayor of Yokohama has ended all hopes of an integrated resort/casino being built there for the foreseeable future. Many had hoped the integrated resort would aid the further development of Yokohama’s economy, and create another major drawcard for visitors to the Greater Tokyo area.

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