I’m not gonna beat around the bush. Japan’s Olympic authorities booked their male football (soccer) team on business class on Japan Airlines, and sent Nadeshiko, the female team, to London on economy.
I could lead you around this story with pretty words and carefully disguised anger, but the facts speak pretty loudly for themselves:
Nadeshiko Japan won the World Cup last year, and are expected to win medals in the Olympic Games.
Nadeshiko’s won lucrative advertising deals with top sports brands, which the male team has not.