The Tokyo Olympic Stadium Makes for Good Photoshops

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The price tag for 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium is now a whopping $2.1 billion. That’s more than the stadiums for the past three summer Olympic stadiums combined. That’s pretty silly! So is the stadium’s new Photoshop meme.

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According to the Wall Street Journal, the latest budget estimate is a 50 percent increase from the last one. No wonder the stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is being heavily criticized for being so damn expensive.

Illustration for article titled The Tokyo Olympic Stadium Makes for Good Photoshops
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Above is concept art for the upcoming stadium. Does it remind you of anything? Probably! Twitter users have been uploading Photoshops, showing just how goofy the stadium itself looks:

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Top photo: Moss3rd

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maruhdapurpurine
maruhadapurpurine

So not even Japan is free from the kind of corruption where politics give overblown budgets so they can steal money without ppl noticing right away?

Speaking of which, dear Brian, could you write an article about the landscape of politics in Japan? How does the government work there? And is there a lot of corruption? What usually happens when the public finds out about that kind of stuff?