• Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi


Regarding William Noll’s Jan. 17 letter, “Olympics bid a waste of money“: I, too, strongly oppose hosting the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

First, those responsible for hosting the games must recognize that Japan is a country poorly prepared for the great earthquake predicted for the Tokyo metropolitan area in the not-too-distant future. If that quake happens, all facilities used for the games and built with much public money will be damaged or destroyed.

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