Japan – The city of Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan by population, has today announced that it has received record numbers of feedback from the public for its integrated resort bid with more than five thousand people sharing their comments believed to be showing strong interest in the project.
Local government in Yokohama was accepting comments for a period of one month since the start of March for residents to comment on the city’s Implementation Policy, however, the bid process and discussions were delayed for around two months due to the ongoing fight against Coronavirus.
The comments from the public come as Yokohama, which is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture, stated that the Implementation Policy will be announced in August 2020 along with the results of the public feedback.
Fumiko Hayashi, a Japanese politician and the incumbent mayor of Yokohama and the first female mayor of the city, said:
“As a city, I would like to make efforts toward the schedule, especially since the national government has not changed its own policy.”
According to latest figures, there are almost twelve and a half thousand confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Japan with a total of 328 reported deaths.
The news comes less than 24 hours after officials in Japan cut off thousands of roses to deter gatherings as part of the state of emergency preventative measures despite no lockdown being enforced.