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Osaka mayor to propose ¥14 bil extra budget for Expo 2025


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14 billion? Cheap! That's only about 7000 snow crabs.

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A good sign of a responsive govt.

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I will make the effort to go and see this! Rather this than the Olympics! Be nice though to have the country get an extra holiday or two during this event to give more people the chance to participate!

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I still have parts of corregated iron roofing hanging off power lines in my ward from the typhoon in September tho... Please use the money where it's needed first fam

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Ughhh, we don't need this expo. It's a waste of money, it's already crowded enough and we sure as hell don't need another weird Banpaku look a like art statue. I wish Japan would let the citizens vote about these event, not only a few oyaji.

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14billion...…..that didn't take long! And just for starters...…..anyone wanna guess how high this one will go???!!!???

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28 million visitors for health and medical technology?????????????????

Will they have thousands of auto show models. They will sure need them to get anywhere near 28 million people interested in spending their hard earned money to see health and medical technology

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Casinos, casinos is where the money is!

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Where will the money come for the supplementary budget?

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Aw, how cute. Osaka saw how much Tokyo was wasting on the Olympics and wants to show that it, too, can destroy its (already destroyed) finances by lavishing money on infrastructure for a one-off international event that everyone will completely forget about the second it is over.


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i wonder if osaka consulted with aichi before submitting their bid. i remember a few years ago that aichi also hosted expo.

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if wikipedia is to be believed, the aichi expo in 2005 cost 340 billion but, because of better than expected turnout netted a profit of 10 billion. spend 340 just to make 10, unexpectedly? it doesn't seem like a very wise course of action.

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White elephant.

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It may be a white elephant, but its our white elephant!

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Wow, that only took three days to ask... and three of those days were holidays. I've never seen anything go through faster in Japan in my life. There won't be any panels formed or discussions for this one. Where's this money going to come from? The people of Osaka. Hope they're happy.

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Amazing how they come up with the money (LOTS) for sporting crap, and then plead penniless on education, so that walls that have not been maintained for 30 years fall down on school children with the slightest tremor. And these people are called LEADERS? What a joke. Fools, more like it. Oh, I know, these expo(s) will pay for themselves. Right.

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