Tokyo 2020; Olympic stadium – analysis of what went wrong by Katō Hideki

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The Olympic Stadium and the Anatomy of Incompetence
by Katō Hideki

Prime Minister Abe Shinzō has finally pulled the plug on a controversial Olympic stadium plan that seemed to epitomize irresponsible government spending, but the uproar is far from over. Katō Hideki, a former Ministry of Finance official and a longtime critic of Japan’s bureaucratic and political culture, analyzes the roots and implications of the stadium fiasco.


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