The interviewer actually decided to buy two passes for EVO: one for himself, and one for Kuroda(including entry for SF4). They haven’t bought airfare yet, though it seems like he’s up for sponsoring the entire ordeal for Kuroda.
The kicker: Kuroda suddenly has a huge change of heart and says he doesn’t want to go to EVO. He starts making up excuses like “my sickly condition could worsen if I go” and “just thinking of the word ‘foreign country’ is giving me an allergic reaction”. Money is obviously not an issue, and the interviewer is stressing that this isn’t about trying to win or even forcing him to interact with people all that much. For some reason Kuroda has massive jitters about all of this and says he doesn’t want to go. One thing to note is that Kuroda has never been anywhere outside of Japan, so if anything he could be incredibly nervous about traveling abroad.
Hopefully we’ll be getting an update on the issue next week.