During the last few months one of the news that most frequently appears in Japanese media is the challenges faced by the construction of the new stadium for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. If it is built as originally conceived it will be the most expensive stadium ever built, and its cost will surpass that of the New York Jets stadium which currently has that honor. To show that the Olympics are being taken seriously, the government has named Toshiaki Endo as the “Minister of Olympics” to oversee the preparation for the Olympics. More affordable alternative stadium designs have been proposed but it seems that no decision has still been taken, something quite usual when something concerns Japanese bureaucracy.
Fruit of that indecisiveness, the Japanese internet community has created a meme of the controversial Olympic stadium design.
This is the controversial design.