In Japan and the organization that represents business entrepreneurs in the southern city of Sasebo has reportedly announced that it will be stepping up efforts from next month to help the small community secure one of the nation’s trio of coming integrated casino resort licenses.

Allied effort:

According to a report, the Sasebo Chamber of Commerce has allied with the Nagasaki Marine Integrated Resort Promotion Council and is planning to hold a pair of open seminars in September designed to facilitate cooperation between the public and private sectors.

Establishing links:

The organization reportedly detailed that the first of these special events will endeavor to assist local companies in drawing up plans on how best to use their resources in order to secure enduring relationships with international casino operators. The Sasebo Chamber of Commerce explained that it expects up to 100 representatives from businesses spread across Nagasaki Prefecture to take part and hear from vendors that already hold such valuable connections.

Local knowledge:

GGRAsia reported that the second of these exclusive seminars is to be aimed at casino operators and will involve a digital presentation from the Sasebo Chamber of Commerce and the Nagasaki Marine Integrated Resort Promotion Council regarding how these firms can better engage with companies based right across the Japan’s third-largest island of Kyushu. The organizations purportedly stated that attendees will moreover be given the chance to meet with local enterprises and receive insights into staffing, training and procurement procedures.

Suitable site:

Officials in Nagasaki Prefecture are hopeful of being granted permission to add an integrated casino resort to the Dutch-themed Huis Ten Bosch theme park located just outside of Sasebo. This tourist attraction opened in 1992 and has been designed to replicate The Netherlands by featuring numerous theaters, hotels, villas, museums, restaurants and shops alongside windmills, canals, amusement rides and a park planted with seasonal flowers.

Optimistic outlook:

This optimism was boosted in June after the Kyushu Governors’ Association passed a resolution that is to see every one of the island’s districts cooperatively champion this project. Representatives from the prefectures of Oita, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Saga and Miyazaki as well as those from the neighboring Yamaguchi Prefecture on the neighboring island of Honshu in addition to the more distant Okinawa Prefecture are now purportedly throwing their weight behind the plan to bring an integrated casino resort to the Sasebo attraction.