Support near 65 percent for Tokyo bid

Kyodo

The support ratio for Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics turned out to be around 65 percent both within the city and across the nation — below a target of 70 percent, sources familiar with the matter said Friday.

Asked to compare the latest survey results with 60 percent in Tokyo and 62 percent in Japan reported for the failed 2016 bid, a senior Tokyo official said, “I think that’s not bad at this point.”

Tokyo will add the support ratio to the so-called bid file to be submitted to the International Olympic Committee by Feb. 15.