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79-year-old Japanese man is being evicted from home for 2020 Olympic Games… again!

Posted By Vamien McKalin On September 17, 2013 @ 8:39 AM In Miscellaneous | 4 Comments

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79-year-old Kohei Jinno is an unlucky Japanese man, or maybe the government hates him. Jinno will be evicted by the government from his home because of the 2020 Olympic games. And the kicker? This isn’t a first time experience for Jinno.

Back when Jinno was an upbeat 30-year old man, he was evicted from his home and placed in a different town to accommodate the 1964 Olympic Games. After two years, the government gave him a replacement home nearby the stadium, and he has been living there ever since. Now, lightning is gearing up to strike the same place twice, as yet again at 79, Jinno will have to sacrifice his livelihood for something he’s not even interested in seeing.

For those unaware, there’s already a stadium in place, however, it needs to be bigger, hence the reason why the government plans to troll Jinno once more. The man is not too happy since he’s not sure if wherever the government place him will be good for his tobacco business, which is his livelihood.

“I don’t want to see the Olympics at all,” Jinno said. “Deep inside, I have a kind of grudge against the Olympics.”

We understand the pain and sorrow this old timer is going through right now. (Okay, we can’t really understand his pain and sorrow because none of us have been evicted from our homes. We are only saying that for brownie points.) Let’s hope the Japanese government treat Jinno with respect and put him at a place where tobacco smokers strive.

[via AFP [2], Sueddeutsche [3]]


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[2] AFP: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/09/15/national/two-time-evictee-bears-olympic-size-grudge/#.UjdrYGSjBhp

[3] Sueddeutsche: http://www.sueddeutsche.de/panorama/umsiedlung-in-tokio-olympia-vertreibt-japanischen-rentner-zum-zweiten-mal-1.1772996

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