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Were foreign visitors' wild brawls at Shinjuku's Golden Gai a taste of the Olympics to come?

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katoftw

Xenophobia at its best for the interviewed. Before the foreigners, it was the salarymen taking a piss in corners.

 

Sure 'wild' brawls as they put it will happen in a rugby or soccer workd cup situation. Boozed up hooligans is normal for those types of sporting events. But the Olympics attract a different type of sports fan.

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Welshbloke

My experience of rugby fans in Cardiff is that they tend to be rowdy but not fighty. Expect lots of beer and dodgy singing, but not large scale brawling and destruction. I can see how this would utterly horrify the quiet and reserved Japanese cultural stereotype though!

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Kanpai Keith

We did the RWC, no troubles at all.  Shinjuku area was a tourist hotspot, Golden Gai area was grotty and was serving up overpriced drinks.  People crashed out on the street the following morning but they didn’t look like rugby fans.

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railsquid

Well the Olympics are turning out quiet so far, the main issue has been heat exhaustion with a record number of spectators and athletes needing hospital treatment.

 

Oh wait, sorry, wrong timeline, ah yes we're in the 2020 with the global virus pandemic thing. As you were.

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Ochanomizu

Hello raisquid,

 

Actually, we're in the middle of two pandemics: Corona Virus, and Stupidity !!!

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