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Japan to bid for 2018, 2022 World Cups

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Japan don't deserve it. It had a chance to make football popular after it had the World Cup, but it still aint good enough standard.

Also it is too bleeding expensive and that and too far from most of the football loving world.

I have to say the obvious choice would be England. Most friendliest people in the world, tolerant and bestest football fans in the world.

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When Japan last hosted, with South Korea, Japanese National Police reportedly went door to door warning business that foreign hooligans would be coming. If the police are so fearful of foreign soccer fans, why is Japan bidding on the World Cups?

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keep dreaming man.

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Let's bid for everything. The Olmypics, the Soccer World Cup, the Rugby World Cup? becoming a dumping ground for high level nuclear waste (OK, I got carried away on the last one). However, the issue is can Japan afford to do all these events? The answer is no, obtaining one or more of these events will result in the old-LDP, cronyist gravy train pulling out from the station one last time. And the people who will end up paying for this are your average Tom, Dick and Taro.

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2010 Africa, 2014 South America, 2018 will be Europe, 2022 could be Australia, USA or China.

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Bad idea. Learn a lesson from every nation that has hosted a World Cup or Olympics: It ain't profitable. I read an article recently where the glorious "Bird's Nest" in Beijing is in utter demise; a huge multi-million dollar white elephant hanging around the government's neck. It happens all the time.

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Couple of years back when the Japanese Govt. instituted fingerprinting of non-Japanese I stumbled across the precursor of this site protesting Japan being awarded the 2016 Olympics: http://no.tokyo2016.googlepages.com/home I don't see that anything has changed in Japan since that time. All of the other posters here above have hit one one or many of the reasons not to give Japan any major event like the FIFA cup or the Olympics. (1) Japan doesn't deserve it, as it's a racist xenophobic nation. (2) The costs always outweigh the benefits: how many idle soccer stadiums litter the land? And, (3) soccer is an artificial construct in Japan, except for the Shizuoka area, I suppose, so why not, as the site mentioned above suggests, let the likes of Brazil etc. have a crack at hosting their national sport?

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Apart from the reasons given by Libertas, I just don't understand why Japan wants to hold it again, so soon after 2002. And last time they hosted, they were (courtesy of a fear-mongering local media) trembling in their boots at the thought of foreign hooligans running amok (as Mark says), when it turned out that the only violence was caused by locals.

I'd say countries like China should get to host it before Japan does so again. China can afford it more, and it sure needs to do something to raise its soccer level. Otherwise, why not give it a country which hasn't hosted before.

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I hope 2022 JAPAN

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japan deserves it

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