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Tourists in quake-hit northwestern Japan to get 3,000-yen discount

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Where is northwestern Japan? It must be hiding from me.

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3000 yen is a drop in the bucket. The administrative cost of allocating this "discount" will be Powers of 10 larger THAN any perceived value added... but that (of course) is the actual goal, in fact; keep those pencil pushers in the Tourism Ministry busy!

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Yeah its like tourists are going to rush there because of a measly 3000 yen...wonder what rocket scientist came up with idea...

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Dealing with the paperwork alone is likely to be more trouble than it's worth. Why not put the money in a reconstruction fund?

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Japan Govt: holds up 3000 yen and waves it around.

Everybody: (bored expression) "oooh....."

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Woo! Hoo! 30 bucks! I can see thousands of tourists flocking to those areas to get their massive discount, NOT!

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Nothing to see here folks

Just useless government spending

Based on earthquakes, yes

EARTHQUAKES FOR TOURISM

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Everyone on here must be millionaires to turn their noses up at 3000yen. I know it's not a great deal of money, but it's money.

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@anonymous

Where is northwestern Japan? It must be hiding from me.

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Found it! Just inverted the map. Labeled 西北.

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Everyone on here must be millionaires to turn their noses up at 3000yen. I know it's not a great deal of money, but it's money.

It would be cheaper to go somewhere else. Think of all the radiation-induced cancer you won't have to spend money on for treatment!

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Bugle Boy,

“It would be cheaper to go somewhere else. Think of all the radiation-induced cancer you won't have to spend money on for treatment!”

You’re worried about that in Yamagata and Niigata?!?

¥3,000 might not be a huge amount but the goal isn’t to give people a free trip anyway. Anyway, combined with the discounts on transportation mentioned, it could be enough for a nice dinner or such.

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Haha! Really ?

3000 yen voucher to come back ????

NOBS!

Look, it you wish to experience Earthquakes, and one happens during your visit here to Japan - then great.

If one unexpectedly happens during your visit and upsets you, then sorry... why'd you come here in the first place ?

Tourism has to be based upon other things that are not so unpredictable.

Otherwise, I could simply setup a Tour Company to experience the "Big One" and not pay out if nothing happens...

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To all the folks freaking out about paying the $10 airport fee, 30 bucks is a goldmine!

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To all the folks freaking out about paying the $10 airport fee, 30 bucks is a goldmine!

You have obviously missed the point. If I have already decided to go somewhere I don't even want to be robbed of 100 yen on the way.

But I surely cannot be enticed to spend 100,000 on a trip to get 3000 in return.

That said, the number of times I have had to stand for ages in a grocery store line while some woman went through a stack of coupons to save 300 yen makes me think there will be takers.

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