Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan has reportedly received local support for its plan to bring one of the nation’s three envisioned integrated casino resorts to a site adjacent to its Huis Ten Bosch theme park.

Huis Ten Bosch host:

According to a recent report, Nagasaki Prefecture is one of seven local authorities governing the nation’s third largest island, Kyushu, and it has hosted the Dutch-themed Huis Ten Bosch venue in the city of Sasebo since 1992. This tourist attraction has been designed to replicate The Netherlands and features numerous theaters, hotels, villas, museums, restaurants and shops alongside windmills, canals, amusement rides and a park planted with seasonal flowers.

Decisive declaration:

GGRAsia reported that the backing for Nagasaki’s scheme to add an integrated casino resort to the facilities at Huis Ten Bosch came in the form of a Tuesday resolution from the Kyushu Governors’ Association that is to see every one of the island’s districts cooperatively champion this campaign.

Slightly larger than Taiwan, the island of Kyushu is home to approximately 13 million people spread across the prefectures of Oita, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Saga and Miyazaki and reportedly moreover accounts for around 10% of Japan’s economic output.

Exclusivity exclusion:

The Kyushu Governors’ Association additionally represents Yamaguchi Prefecture on the neighboring island of Honshu in addition to the more distant Okinawa Prefecture and that its resolution does not preclude other interested members from bidding for the right to host one of the coming integrated casino resorts. As such, it detailed that authorities in Fukuoka Prefecture are purportedly mulling over the possibility of launching a similar bid for the port city of Kitakyushu.