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New director picked for simpler Tokyo Olympic ceremonies

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By Philip FONG

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The simplest of them all is to not have them.

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yesterdays headline was ‘an increase in opening & closing ceremony budgets’

todays headline is a ‘simpler opening & closing ceremony’

shouldn’t simpler equal cheaper ?

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The mammoth task will fall to advertising executive Hiroshi Sasaki,

Guess which advertising and marketing company that starts with a D which benefits generously from corporate welfare, particularly as regards this Olympics and the pandemic response programs, Mr. Sasaki is a former executive of? You do not even need to Google it.

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Ditso?

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Dentsu is the cancer of Japan.

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"simpler and more restrained" opening and closing ceremonies 

Er these would be the same "simpler and more restrained" ceremonies that an article just yesterday stated would cost 1.64 TRILLION Yen?

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if they are simpler, why do they cost more ?

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Finalize budget, then cut costs.

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Simpler and more restrained, but it costs 3.5 BILLION yen more?

Pick a lane, JOC. You're just taking the p!ss now.

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Hiring a new one? The old one must've already got paid, but they're supposed to be saving money so they're hiring another to start from scratch. Genius!

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Oh, for the love of sanity give it up.

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Shamefully, Suga government who prioritizes business than safe of citizen, spends more immense tax for Olympics 2020 than response to Covid-19.

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This is what you call cutting corners to save money

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There is a cost to redesign things.

Will it be any audit about costs ?

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Dentsu is the cancer of Japan.

I will and Yoshimoto Kogyo and Johnies jimusho to the list.

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For the budget spent, I was expecting nothing less than some next level flashy extravagant ceremonies. Also were I a part of the team working on the original ceremonies, I'd be pretty sour about this.

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Kicking the can down the road.

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How about only a closing ceremony, and that just now? I deeply recommend that.

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yet will cost more money

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