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Tokyo sightseeing boat firms fear damage to business during Olympics

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I am worried my lifestyle is going to be hurt during the Olympics too! I am going to be "forced" into taking time off from work, and lose a regularly scheduled holiday as well!

These Olympics are a real pain in the but to everyone!

Hell let's just complain some more to get some cash from the JOC!

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Oh I BET they will make MORE money during the Olympics, particularly with all the tourists who want to take their rides!

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Some economic impact is inevitable. Perhaps they need to get creative, include the Olympics in to their schedules and marketing in some way. Look for opportunities for profit rather than whinge over the inevitable (I an sounding like a Ferengi!).

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If it only Japan where those who make money from tourists bemoan an influx of tourists?

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If it only Japan where those who make money from tourists bemoan an influx of tourists?

They are bemoaning the potential loss of JAPANESE tourists. They dont want to deal with the "foreign" ones!

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How about stopping the poop from entering Tokyo Bay in the first place rather than filtering it?

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Companies say they will also have to shoulder the cost of revising their website contents to reflect the changes in cruise options.

I recommend giving them 1000 yen each as compensation for doing this.

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LOL underwater filter screens to protect against e-coli? That place is huge and the screens would have a negligible effect on the amount of poop in that body of water, which by the way can be smelled even before it's in view.

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Poop is elsewhere recycled as fertiliser, why is it in the Bay in the first place?

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Olympics organizers will bar boats from the area where they will place underwater filter screens which they say are crucial to preserve water quality and protect athletes from E.coli.

This is the most important information in the whole article. You can swim, but don't swallow.

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@Yubaru: Oh I BET they will make MORE money during the Olympics, particularly with all the tourists who want to take their rides!

Definitely i agree with you on this one. They are going to be really overwhelmed with the number of tourists, and instead of being pessimistic they should be preparing for more customers, and also up their game on marketing their tours, and making more entertaining tours. During the Rugby world Cup i saw Bars & Restaurants being overwhelmed by the high number of customers, and they did not know what to do.( lack of preparation). Even less popular bars were packed to the bream. The British pub HUB started serving alcohol in paper cups because glasses ran out quickly which was really annoying, because i want to drink my 800yen ALE in a nice cold glass. They just need to get their heads out of their a***, and get ready to make some Big cash.

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@Yubaru, yours was the only comment I thought prescient, until I read @Disillusioned (who I believe is heading home soon).

You two are a pleasure to listen to (most times).

Kindest regards from Lotusland.

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They should thank the Games. Now, they can get away from the stink for a week or two, unless they're really money-grubbing. That's a Japanese thing, isn't it?

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I keep saying this over and over again...local people here a WAY to spoiled with their comfort zone. It's time to compromise and deter the complaints. Be grateful for the opportunity and do what you - Japan - do best ...hospitality! Live and let live.

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Time for the boar people to take a holiday then...

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How comfortable, uh? Change job, then...!

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