As the number of new cases of Covid-19 in Japan increases, the Main Press Center (MPC) in Koto-ku, Tokyo, is experiencing a phenomenon that has shocked the foreign media.
It is the extraordinary pricing of food and drink.
A French journalist tweeted a picture of a 1,600 yen hamburger set at one of the MPC’s restaurants, and the poor quality of the set has become the talk of the town, but the drinks are no slouch either.
That’s 280 yen!
The price is so high that many people are saying, “This is the highest-ranking sponsor…” and “This is a real rip-off.
By the way, a 500ml bottle of Coca-Cola costs 200 yen even at Disneyland. Every time I walk past a vending machine,
I think of IOC President Thomas Bach, nicknamed the “Baron of Botakuri”.
“OMOTENASHI” change into “BOTAKURI”.