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Gov't OKs Osaka expo construction budget of up to ¥235 bil

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The government's approval comes a day after the two other parties announced they have agreed to the construction cost estimate, which has ballooned from the original projection of 125 billion yen.

Gov't OKs Osaka expo construction budget of up to ¥235 bil

Great another massive budget being approved!

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The cost will be split among the three parties....

the public, the public, and the business community....

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Of course they do. Money has zero value to politicians

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Of course they do. Money has zero value to politicians

Only public money, once it enters their pocket it becomes very valuable.

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It’s just another boondoggle to prop up the construction industry.

Hold it at Makuhari Messe and skip building anything.

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Expo 2025, delusion of far-right politicians who believe that tracing nostalgia of second half of 20th century bring same economic growth, or pretext to handful pro-government large corporations devour taxpayers money.

Present Japan is still economic power, but young generations who leave japan to make money are increasing, society without hope is full of unrest to the future unlike 1970's.

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nearly double the organizer's initial estimate.

Well gee, ain't that a big surprise?

Strange isn't it, that there's never any money to invest in daycare, or boosting pensions for people who paid this money in for fifty years, but the concrete boys always get a nice slice of the one-month white-elephant action?

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Industry minister Yasutoshi Nishimura and Hanako Jimi, minister for the World Expo 2025, told a press conference Thursday that inflated expenses ... are inevitable ... given soaring material and labor costs.

I'm not sure I know anyone outside the LDP/concrete/yak cartel whose labor cost has soared for quite a while.

Perhaps the cost of manufacturing brown envelopes has increased without my noticing it.

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I hope that the demolition and recycling costs are already included in that bill.

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More gravy to fill the trough..

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Japan has to stop this folly of trying to compete with oil rich countries like the UAE or Qatar, or its biggest rival China. It just doesn't have the money to commit to these money wasting events. They did, or thought they did during the bubble, but this is just not the case anymore and we the taxpayer are being put further into debt to pay for these silly things!

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Complete waste of money, and just like the Olympics, will be distributed in brown envelopes to a select few.

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Complete waste of money, and just like the Olympics, will be distributed in brown envelopes to a select few.

Absolutely spot on.

I wish the Japanese public’s ‘it can’t be helped’ mentality would change.

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The cost will be split among the three parties -- the central government, the Osaka prefectural and city governments, and the business community -- with each shouldering an additional 16.7 billion yen.

The under the table payments will be split among the three parties -- the central government, the Osaka prefectural and city governments, and the business community -- with each embezzling an additional 16.7 billion yen.

fixed it to be accurate

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