Wednesday, May 18, 2016

"not come to destroy, but to fulfil" - Question on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Pacific Ocean Coast 200 km West of Tokyo

Question on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Prefecture has a public budget reaching 13 trillion yen ($125 billion).  It has 160,000 public servants.  Its GDP is about 92.4 trillion yen ($870 billion) equivalent to GDP of the 14th largest country in the world.

However it is estimated that if an M7-class earthquake occurred (whose probability is 70% in 30 years), Tokyo would suffer 23,000 deaths and economic damage worth 95 trillion yen.

But what the Japanese Government and the Tokyo prefectural office are doing is preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with total costs of 1.8 trillion yen ($17 billion).   What is worse, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear accident is not yet completely fixed while about 100,000 people are still in a state of evacuation in Fukushima Prefecture.

But is there any reason for Japan and Tokyo to venture on the Olympics despite the ongoing effect of the 2011 natural disaster and the Fukushima nuclear accident and the coming disaster?

It is a question for Japanese too difficult to answer now.

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Mat 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Mat 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.