Galaxy Entertainment Japan has stressed the importance it places on partnering with the local community, while emphasizing the benefits of its strong financials, during a presentation to an audience of more than 300 industry specialists in Yokohama this week.
Speaking at the 1st Japan IR Expo in Yokohama, held at PACIFICO Yokohama on Wednesday and Thursday, Galaxy Entertainment Japan’s General Manager, Satoshi Okabe, said, “We value sustainable contributions to the local community and believe that we need a social license, responding to social issues and residents and collaborating with local business.
Okabe pointed out the three key strengths of Galaxy Entertainment Japan: its strong financial position, an emphasis on cooperation with local people and an emphasis on partnerships, pointing to the success of its flagship Macau integrated resort Galaxy Macau as an example of its credentials.
“Galaxy boasts an unrivaled market model,” added Chief Operating Officer, Japan Development, Ted Chan. “We have developed amazing resorts in Macau and the local community has been an amazing partner.
“Galaxy wants to combine the best of Asia, Europe and Japan to make an IR that is unique to Japan.”
Jean-Louis Masurel, Managing Director of Galaxy’s international partner Société des Bains de Mer (SBM), made the point that an “IR is not just about IR.”
“It has more meaning. It is a culture. It should be about dreams, fun and beauty, and I want to bring that to Japan,” he said.
Galaxy is one of seven international operators known to be pursuing IR development in Yokohama.