from Raw Japan:

Tokyo lights go out

October 3, 2009

Tokyo's failure to win the 2016 Olympic bid triggered bemused shrugs and a rush for the exits at Tokyo Tower when the result was announced well past midnight on Saturday morning. In truth, no one at the bid party in the Tower seemed to really expect Tokyo to win.

Boyz II Men risk a Barack-ing over Tokyo Olympic support

August 4, 2009

boyzAsk not what you can do for your country … ask its direct competitor if it wants any help with its Olympic bid.