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and promote tourism to visitors during the Summer Games

Hae???

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday launched an information hub in the capital to introduce its culture and promote tourism to visitors during the Summer Games scheduled to open later this week.

Yeeeaaahhh.... kind of hard to do that when foreign visitors are not allowed in the country...

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Koike contrarily stating what’s obviously NOT played out over the last 18 months through Japan’s consistent inaction, stubbornness & ineptness over the last 18 months:

“We want to introduce Japan's tradition and innovation across the world." -

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Someone still didn't get it:

".....information hub in the capital to introduce its culture and promote tourism to visitors during the Summer Games....."

Who are those tourists? Virtual stuff? Or is Koike also living in her own little bubble world?

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This woman disgusts me shes horrible what is she thinking....

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"promote tourism"

What Tourism when the locals are being told to stay home or put under a state of emergency? must be kidding!!

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In all fairness this was contracted for the games years in advance. They have to go ahead with the launch per contracts.

Even of nobody is able to actually use the hub in numbers, the launch has to go ahead as also the gov't spent the money. The Japanese way of Kabuki thinking. Go ahead with it even if it is a waste, we spent the money already because we all know how this ends even before it begins.

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"Yeeeaaahhh.... kind of hard to do that when foreign visitors are not allowed in the country..."

and

and promote tourism to visitors during the Summer Games

Hae???

and what about the foreign athletes, staff and most importantly the media?

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday launched an information hub in the capital to introduce its culture and promote tourism to visitors during the Summer Games scheduled to open later this week.

This is in keeping with the LDP's love of building bridges to nowhere and useless construction projects to line the pockets of cronies. They never change, and the public pays.

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Promote tourism?!?!? Aren't we in a SoE? With confusing messaging like this, it's no wonder no one listens anymore to what the j-gov is saying.

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and what about the foreign athletes, staff and most importantly the media?

What about them?

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LOVE it! From the "Tokyo Tokyo" (you need it twice, you know!) to the fact that no foreign tourists are allowed, and even the athletes and staff aren't really allowed outside the village or to interact within it. Who are they going to show off "Japan's technology" to besides maybe through apps and websites that collapse upon launch?

""I think Japan's technology has already impressed many abroad..."

Then whey the need to show this to tourists who cannot come and cannot see it?

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How do people keep electing government officials like this? If this was my country I would feel ashamed.

I understand there was a plan to launch with the Olympics but seriously, show some common sense and flexibility.

I'm getting mad second hand embarrassment from this.

(Apparently I worded this in an offensive and vulgar manner last time. Sorry for the pain and trouble I cause you, my fellow readers)

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This will be useful information for tourists in 2024.

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Promote tourism to visitors during the Summer Games

Shouldn't this read, "Promote tourism during a pandemic"?

Why not bring back Goto Travel and other stupid ideas from stupid politicians.

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"I think Japan's technology has already impressed many abroad and this is a good opportunity to reach a wider audience."

maybe in the fields of robotics and supercomputing. As far as the regular consumer there are far better brands for tech.

*If anyone needs this comment faxed to them I have 3 readily available at work.

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Haha, good one Koike.

You cheeky little jokester.

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What?

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Promote tourism to visitors during the Summer Games

what visitors ???

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This sounds like Kyodo rewriting a press release in a typically unhelpful way, but I guess what is happening is Tokyo is holding sessions to spoonfeed the foreign press (here, "visitors") with travel info about Tokyo to get them to write about it.

Tokyo's history includes being very extensively destroyed twice in twenty odd years with a huge loss of life both times. There are museums to both events, but they are small, out of the way, and attract very few visitors.

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Is this insane or what? Didn't Ms. Koike made it loud and clear of a new declaration health risk to take place during the games and now she goes off promoting this?

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My gut tells me foreigners won't be visiting Japan even in 2022. Lucky Olympians.

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This is surely the sound of one hand clapping…

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Never ceases to amaze me the stupidlty of elected officials.

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Yes wanna welcome all people from all over the world will Suga know the public in Tv friday in a empty stadion! hooray!

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As kyushubill writes, it’s all been contracted years ago, and they’re just following the script for a ‘normal’ Olympics.

The fact that international tourism is been slowed to a trickle in 2021, ‘the show must ’go on.’ The details are on the calendar, the emails have been sent, and the schedule must be followed.

No rethinking given the world that faces us now.

Classic!

I can hear the crickets at the Tokyo Sports Square, and the volunteers ‘looking busy’ busy for the next few weeks.

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