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Jersey Yankee
03-03-06, 06:45 AM
A Japanese fan on another board gave this to me:

http://www.cgj.org/en/c/vol_11-6/matsui_ny.jpg

A "Big Apple" Day for All-Star Yankee Outfielder Hideki Matsui (http://www.cgj.org/en/c/vol_11-6/title_04.html)

March 3 may be Girls Day in Japan, but thanks to a special proclamation by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, it is now officially "Hideki Matsui Day" in New York City. Hideki was also appointed NYC Tourism Ambassador to Japan by New York City & Company, the city's non-profit tourism marketing organization, and was presented with a crystal Steuben apple as a gift during a press conference held in Tampa, Florida, at Legends Field, the New York Yankees spring training camp.

While Japanese tourists remain the third-largest group of foreign travelers to New York, behind only the United Kingdom and Canada, the city lost a huge number of Japanese tourists after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. During its peak in 1999, 425,000 Japanese tourists visited New York. The attacks, coupled with the economic downturn in Japan, reduced this number to 297,000 in 2002, the last year for which figures are available. Spending by Japanese tourists also dropped. In 1999, Japanese tourists spent about $466 million in New York, while in 2002, that amount fell by about one half.

Jersey Yankee
03-03-06, 07:02 AM
I'm trying to find out if it's an old article or not, as it's dated 2004. Pic looks old also.

-tz
03-03-06, 08:30 AM
If it's dated 2004 ... it just might be from 2004. ;)

yankeebot
03-03-06, 08:59 AM
I took today off work in celebration of Hideki Matsui Day. :gulp:

gdn
03-03-06, 09:05 AM
I'm going to spend all day looking at porn in celebration of Matsui day.

Sam18
03-03-06, 09:27 AM
Happy Hideki Day!!!

DaPip1998
03-03-06, 09:29 AM
I'm going to spend all day looking at porn in celebration of Matsui day.

I guess I celebrate Matsui day every day......

BillBuckner
03-03-06, 10:48 AM
Happy Hideki Matsui Day!

When are they having Tony Womack Day?

yankeebot
03-03-06, 10:50 AM
When are they having Tony Womack Day?12/08/05. The day he was traded to the Reds.

DontHateOnNumber2
03-03-06, 10:56 AM
I'm going to spend all day looking at porn in celebration of Matsui day.
:lol: Well...I doubt that counts for today too. Isn't he still resting his knee or ankle or whatever is bugging him? Oh well, Happy Godzilla Day.

DontHateOnNumber2
03-03-06, 10:56 AM
12/08/05. The day he was traded to the Reds.
I was going to say that, but you beat me to it thanks to me putting up that pic. Drat. :lol:

RhodyYanksFan
03-03-06, 11:08 AM
I guess I celebrate Matsui day every day......

:lol: took my line.

425,000 tourists spent $466 million in NY? That's amazing.

Sam18
03-03-06, 11:17 AM
:lol: took my line.

425,000 tourists spent $466 million in NY? That's amazing.

Do they even have 425,000 people in Rhode Island?

Arod for President
03-03-06, 12:23 PM
Alot of people live in Japan for how small a country it is. Anyways Happy Hideki day to all. Im leaving work early

Jersey Yankee
03-03-06, 12:55 PM
OK, folks, I deserve it. Ya see, every gazillion posts, I make a big boo-boo like this.

Just for that, I'll get your bosses to OK your going home early from work. Free beers on me, and also free DVDs of Hideki's favorite variety. :p

Jersey Yankee
03-03-06, 12:57 PM
If it's dated 2004 ... it just might be from 2004. ;)
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, how could I not have seen how obvious this is?

Hey, just think, folks, on Saturday, March 4th (get it?), Mayor Mike Bloomberg will officially declare it:

HAPPY :NY: -tz :NY: DAY!!!

-tz
03-03-06, 10:41 PM
I'll take it! :D ;)

RhodyYanksFan
03-04-06, 12:38 PM
Do they even have 425,000 people in Rhode Island?

1,080,632 2004 estimate.

THe Mick 7
03-04-06, 03:34 PM
sweet, my birthday's Matsui day.