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2025 Expo ticket sales begin with 500 days to go amid cost concerns

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The Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition (read: numerous corporate vested interests) knows that once the tickets are being sold there is no way out and the taxpayer will be on the hook.

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What a complete boondoggle!! Just like the 2020/2021 Olympics!

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People that will come from outside the Kansai area to this expo will enjoy being in Kyoto and Osaka City more than the expo itself.

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The costs are shouldered by the ‘Japanese tax payers’

Governments (the writer of this article is in error) do not produce, they take and spend !

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They have to come up with the money to build the damn thing somehow!

Better to just cancel it, but pride gets in the way!

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Japan should incorporate the word "boondoggle" into their national anthem.

Blowing millions on an event the people were and are lukewarm about.

Of course going over budget and sticking the people with the bill for an uninspiring event to feed the ego of a city already in debt and economically depressed.

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4 years to prepare for the Expo and another five years to go through all the bribery scandals. TIJ!

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I'll decide whether or not to buy a ticket in 501 days.

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Advance sales of admission tickets for the 2025 World Exposition in Osaka began Thursday,

>  sales target of 23 million tickets for the event

> The organizer hopes that 14 million tickets, or about 60 percent of the sales target, will be sold in advance.

> an adult one-day ticket purchased during the event priced at 7,500 yen.

> Multiple-entry season and summer passes for adults are also available priced at 30,000 yen and 12,000 yen, respectively.

> "lack of efficient communication with the host."

lol

I love comedy in the morning.

They should make a website or app about the running numbers on how many actual tickets are being sold.

That would entertain us for the next 500 days.

I can imagine the people buying tickets now.

"Should we drop all of this money on tickets father? I mean the event is 500 days away, and they have shown NOTHING completed or even worth going for yet.

SURE, mother! Why the heck not!?!? We'll buy ten tickets please."

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*" sales target of 23 million tickets for the even The organizer hopes that 14 million tickets, or about 60 percent of the sales target, will be sold in advance. an adult one-day ticket purchased during the event priced at 7,500 yen.*

I love comedy in the morning. They should make a website or app about the running numbers on how many actual tickets are being sold."

I second that...23 million tickets sold is the target for this thing? What are the organizers drinking? Wonder if there will be a push to get all the school children to attend this.

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At this point it makes no sense to buy tickets, the two only likely scenarios are for the expo to be mediocre/boring or to be a huge disaster that is not cancelled only because it is a huge source of profit for a few.

Everybody is losing money from the taxes that will be used to support this failure, the organizers are betting on many people to be willing to lose even more by buying tickets.

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This will be the biggest event in Japan since the Tokyo Olympics. Many people are saying they are not interested, but wait until it begins and there will be people clamoring for tickets.

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Are you taking the chance on buying advance tickets for yourself and your significant others then, Japantime? We'll follow your lead.

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Many people are saying they are not interested, but wait until it begins and there will be people clamoring for tickets.

Exactly what the organizers are expecting from the lemmings here.

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Stealing our taxes to pay for this with absolutely no return for us. And yet the rich, who are well known for dodging taxes, are free to invest and receive a return and likely free tickets to this event. I'm hoping this event won't fail simply so we won't be taxed more to cover the loss.

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Are they going to build a new train line to Yumeshima, or are they actually going to try and hold an Expo that's only accessible by bus? O_o

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Everyone boycott the ticket sales to send a message to the LDP.

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I'm definitely buying tickets for the Osaka Motor Expo taking place next weekend, though.

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