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Disaster-hit residents unimpressed by 'recovery Olympics': gov't report

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The Olympics absolutely make no sense and have always left the host city in debt. I mean, what do Olympic athletes get out of it other than product endorsement and the chance to compete in 2 or maybe 3 Olympics in their lifetime? I don’t get it. It makes much more sense for a pro sportsman to sign a $100 million contract with a team over 6 years. The Olympics are just strange.

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The Olympics was a way to spread money to the political friends! There was nothing done about reconstruction, it was just an excuse same as the legacy slogan!!!

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If the the LDP promote something, anything you know the citizens suffer and they politicians get richer. It’s just the Japanese way for 100s of years. What are you going to do?

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It's time to retire the Olympics permanently, they've served their purpose but are no longer relevant in today's world, just a waste of money, resources and more pollution

I think they should be held in the country of origin, Greece, every year and participants from around the world can go there to compete.

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The fact they tried to spin spending billions on an event to say how much the region recovered, without going to that region or using the proceeds to further redevelopment of the region and people… says so much about the standard the government is working at.

Japanese people ain’t dumb enough to not notice, just too complacent to say it

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No Japanese really care about the affected people in Tohoku just the fact we were blindly ripped off by the IOC. A pride thing.

Some construction companies in Tokyo are happy

you forgot to mention the connected that got the multimillion dollar apartments in the Olympic village. 40% apparently.

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The Tokyo Olympics, promoted as a way to improve the plight of areas devastated by March 2011's massive earthquake and tsunami, left residents of northeastern Japan largely unimpressed, a survey buried in a government report revealed Tuesday.

What a croc. Why didn't they submit Sendai as the host city then. Never let the 5 ring circus anywhere near your city.

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It was never about being a ‘ recovery Olympics’… more like a pocket filling Olympics for the corrupt IOC and throwing money Olympics for the Japanese organizers! In the end the common citizens ( taxpayers ) will suffer!

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Unfortunately, the Tokyo Olympics will go down as the worst Olympics in history. No supporters were able to attend. I don’t think people even watched it on TV as there was no interest from ordinary citizens.

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As a long-term resident of Iwate, I was absolutely devastated when I heard Tokyo was going to host the Olympics. I knew from the beginning that absolutely nothing would happen to help the Tohoku region, and I was right. The pandemic certainly didn't help things, either.

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"Recovery Olympics" is a contradiction in terms.

I think they are branding Sapporo's current bid as the "Recovery Olympics to recover from the previous Olympics".

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No one was impressed... period! Only self-serving, self-indulging oyajis and stage directors were happy.

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"Recovery Olympics" is a contradiction in terms.

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yeah, with all of that money, they just should have made a bunch of parks all over Japan.

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Only 29.8 percent of the 4,000 people in the survey answered that question by saying either "I really think so" or "I think so." A total of 38.8 percent answered "I don't think it did much" or "I don't think so."

I think I’m turning Japanese I think I’m turning Japanese I really think so……

what kind of a survey is this? It’s yes or no.

im surprised there’s no “I guess so” or “maybe so” or “maybe, I guess so, I think?”

Disaster-hit residents unimpressed by 'recovery Olympics': gov't report

uhh, no kidding? Considering all the money that WASN’T made from the Olympics ended up in corrupt government officials pockets.

even if the Olympics made dollar number one in profits, it wouldn’t have gone to Fukushima anyway. Who are they trying to fool?

it’s like that one Chris Rock bit, where the neighbors who rob your house at night, come over the next morning and say “I heard you got robbed”

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these so called "olympics" were epic fail...pathetic one

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I would be ashamed to have to ask the residents of Tohoku that question. And now the same swine wants Sapporo to host another cash grab…

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They've had so many slogans for the Tokyo Olympics but the only that stuck in most people's mind is the 'Empty Olympic', empty stadium, empty coffers, empty bladder....

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The above should have read "The people of Tohoku are brave and resourceful".

Auto-correct...

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The Tokyo Olympics, promoted as a way to improve the plight of areas devastated by March 2011's massive earthquake and tsunami, left residents of northeastern Japan largely unimpressed,

With good reason.

The people of Tokyo are brave and resourceful.

Only someone with severely defecient mental faculties would have fallen for the government propaganda that this Pandemic Olympics was anything but a wealth grab by the IOC and LDP.

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I’m not sure why these articles often mention the Zaha Hadid design for the stadium. Her company was dropped relatively early on and Kengo Kuma the architect.

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Disaster-hit residents unimpressed by 'recovery Olympics': gov't report

Why they should impress? Really need to do survey and report to understand that?

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The main report focused on positives: how Fukushima-produced hydrogen was used in the torch relay, and how the athletes village served food from the disaster-hit region.

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Surely, not the highlights?

What a monumental waste….

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The main report focused on positives: how Fukushima-produced hydrogen was used in the torch relay, and how the athletes village served food from the disaster-hit region.

20 billion dollars spent for all that?

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No surprise. It was always just propaganda.

Some construction companies in Tokyo are happy, I’m sure. And the IOC. And the other fat cat “stakeholders”.

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Best thing from the Olympics: “Nothing in particular,” 39.6% of reconstruction zone respondents

Mission apparently not accomplished.

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