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Japan Cancels 2011 Tokyo Motorcycle Show

With Tokyo now being a city plagued by power outages and threatened with the prospects of nuclear radiation arriving from the damaged nuclear power plants on the northeastern coast of Japan, one of the major events planned for next week has been canceled.

The organizers of the 2011 Tokyo Motorcycle Show announced today that the show, which was scheduled to begin on March 25, will no longer take place. The producers expected to attend the show made no comments on the decision.

As for the people who were expecting the show will be, according to the organizers, fully reimbursed, provided they present the original ticket when asking for their money back.

In addition to the cancelation of the motorcycle show, the two-wheeled world has been hit by another news which surfaced this week, that of the Japanese round of the 2011 MotoGP being postponed.

According to VisorDown, because of the damages caused by the quake and tsunami to the road network between Tokyo and Mito as well as to the race track at Motegi, the Japanese leg will no longer take place on April 22-24, will be pushed to October 2, right in between the Spanish round at Aragon and Phillip Island in Australia.

"In these terrible hours, the world motorcycle community and the FIM's thoughts are with your country and the Japanese people which have, with their brands and culture, contributed so much to motorcycling and its development worldwide," said Vito Ippolito, FIM president, in a solidarity statement released in response to the Japanese disaster this week.
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