Following up on my written post last week “Delta” Hedging 2020 Tokyo Olympics @Ash Bennington joins me on the eve of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony tomorrow (Friday, July 23 2021), for one last overview of the serious (and seriously overlooked) situation on the ground, before we (as a global community) dive into the first real test of where we really are with this pandemic since inception.
Filmed + footage from what should be a vibrant, bustling summer night of excitement in the Tokyo Station area - the heart of the world’s largest metropolitan region by population and GDP. This is the eerie calm before the storm.
Latest Updated Facts & Figures:
•1,979 - latest Tokyo COVID daily cases (6m high)
•91 - latest COVID positive cases among “Games-concerned personnel“
•Tokyo2020 now most expensive in history
Original revenue expectations:
•¥1.52bn = ¥152k avg expected tourist spending x 1 million tourists •¥90bn = 630,000 ticket sales
•Large OLED TV sales +50% YoY (no spectators = TV sales ↑)
•Director of Opening Ceremony fired on Opening Ceremony eve- Holocaust jokes
•Opening Ceremony music conductor resigns on accusations of past bullying & abuse of the disabled
+Feb: Tokyo2020 President & former Japan PM Mori fired- sexist remarks. +March: Creative Director fired- sexist remarks