posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 01:19 PM
reply to post by windwaker
This idea to bid for the Olypmics and the speech suggesting the Japan should bid, were made by Shintaro Ishihara, not the Japanese people. The general
consensus is that Ishihara is absolutely insane, however, this man is prone to saying rather silly things.
It should be noted that Ishihara has also made comments saying things like women who no longer have the ability to have a baby are useless and are
committing a sin if they carry on living, that French was not a proper language, that the Rape of Ninking was a fiction, and made many inflammatory
comments about foreign nationals in Japan of which there are very very few.
Believe me, if you hear the commentators on tv here the general consensus seems to be (and my personal view), that there are better things to spend
money on right now, and that making a bid, let alone winning one is not something that should be on the table.
Its just the rantings of a strange man.