The first thing that comes to my mind about Japanese culture is that one super famous painting of that wave.
On a somewhat related note, everything Japanese is super epic and cute and awesome and I think they're going to do a great job.
Here's a video of a USB-lighter-hybrid aimed towards children in Japan.
I feel the complete opposite. Everything Japan does is super creepy and morbid and dystopian and I don't understand peoples fascination with their culture.
We're not much better.
Yeah, except that's not morbid or death obsessed.
They combine the intelligence and dedication and commitment of the Chinese with the rationality and overall worldview of the United States.
Why do cities still desperately bid to host the Olympics? Hasn't it been a fact that every single city that has hosted the Olympics has actually LOST money doing so?
I think it's more like 80%
Los Angeles in 1984 and Salt Lake City in 2002 made money
Great idea, because Tokyo isn't crowded enough as it is!
Wonder how much NBC will cut from it and replace with "9/11 'MERICA 4EVAR NEVR 4GET".
With that much of a time difference, they've got plenty of opportunities to package package package. Hopefully between now and then they'll fix their Olympic coverage, but they have little incentive to do so.
Since we are talking about sports, 2014 is going to be such a great year... World Cup and WINTER Olympics... winter Olympics are clearly superior to summer.
YEAH! Come on Canada- win some medals to make up for summer!
Winter Olympics: Has curling.
Summer Olympics: Lacks curling.
So yes, I agree, winter games totally kick summer's ass.