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Visitors from Japan tour Dealey Plaza in Dallas, where President John F Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. The group is in Dallas for Super Bowl week. Their itinerary includes shopping at Neiman Marcus, visiting the JFK assassination site and touring the stadium in Arlington where the big game will be played on Feb 6.

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Yup, Dealey Plaza itself, where a coalition of mafia, Cuban exile and rogue elements of the CIA mowed down JFK in a withering crossfire and blamed the lone fall-guy Lee Harvey Oswald...

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now where is that grassy knoll??

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Way to go ,for Texas Tourism in Dallas,Texas

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You're looking the wrong way. The grassy knoll and Texas School Book Depository are behind you.

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You're looking the wrong way. The grassy knoll and Texas School Book Depository are behind you

they must have their own theories...

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Lee Harvey Oswald...

Who once spent a tour of duty in (Atsugi) Japan...completing one circle.

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They have a long vacation. Superbowl is not until 2 weeks away. I hope that they go visit other locations in Texas. 2 weeks is too long to just stay in Dallas.

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Alphaape, they are not there for the superbowl.

It clearly says: Their itinerary includes shopping at Neiman Marcus, visiting the JFK assassination site and 'TOURING' the stadium in Arlington where the big game will be played on Feb 6.

Would you really like to take a tour of the Tokyo Dome while a game is on?

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For Super Bowl week? Interesting. Didn't imagine American football would have any JPN fans (rugby, maybe). I guess it's the gaijin hubbies who are more into it.

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These days Dallas is best known for its Cockroach Hall of Fame, located in the suburb of Plano.

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The mysterious hand signal performed by the woman on the right strengthens the conspiracy claims.

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They are probably looking for a Starbucks.

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The group is in Dallas for Super Bowl week.

@Billgates: why would one go to the venue all the way from Japan and then leave before the big event?

The article states that they are there for Super Bowl week. The Super Bowl is not until 6 Feb. The teams that will be playing there have not even been determined yet. There is still the Pro-Bowl that will go on before the Superbowl.

The press and all of the pre-game activities will not even begin until the week of 1-5 Feb.

So as I stated, they have an awful long wait before the real activities begin. If I could sell that kind of vacation package to someone, two weeks before the event begins, I guess I would be a rich man.

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That's the whole intinerary? Just two people? I guess Japanese tourists are easy to please.

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I used to work at the Dallas Morning News and would go through Dealey Plaza every day. There is a great museum on the 6th floor where Oswald shot Kennedy from. From visiting there and walking the site many times, there is no doubt that Oswald could have easily hit a slow-moving target from that short distance to the street. That plaza area and Grassy Knoll are also smaller in real life than you might imagine. My paper even publicized Kennedy's motorcade route the day before. All those conspiracy authors who are selling their books in Dealey Plaza have made a ton of money off their theories, but if you get the chance, go there and take a look for yourself.

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Never quite understood why the assassination of an American president (even this one) should be of any international interest.

Seems just another American event we'll never be allowed to forget because....it was an American event.

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