The Kyushu Governor’s Association has passed a special resolution confirming Nagasaki will lead all efforts to develop an integrated resort on the Japanese island, with support from all nine prefectures within the Greater Kyushu Region.
The resolution, which includes a petition to the central government, sees the nine prefectures and associates – known as the Kyushu Regional Strategy Conference group – agree to work together in pushing for the development of an IR in Nagasaki.
The group includes all governors from within the Kyushu Region as well as the governors of Okinawa and Yamaguchi, plus the Chairman of the Kyushu Economic Federation, Chairmen of the Federation of Kyushu Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Committee of Kyushu Keizai Doyukai and the Chairman of the Kyushu Employer’s Association.
The members of this group will be involved in the creation of the IR Project Team for Kyushu-Nagasaki, they revealed late Wednesday.
“If the Kyushu-Nagasaki IR proceeds, we believe it will offer a tremendous boost and further support to our tourism and economic efforts,” said the Governor of Nagasaki Prefecture, Hōdō Nakamura.
“We aim to have the Kyushu-Nagasaki IR supported by our ‘All-Kyushu’ campaign, which will be led together by all of the prefectures within Greater Kyushu.”
Nagasaki Prefecture will host its first IR event in Sasebo on 27 June.