• Kyodo


The International Olympic Committee’s Evaluation Commission began its four-day inspection tour of Tokyo on Monday, with metropolitan officials expressing confidence about the capital’s ability to host the 2020 Summer Games.

At a morning ceremony in Tokyo, Gov. Naoki Inose said: “Nothing would make us happier than to positively create strong bonds with you (members of the IOC). We would like to share with the people of the world the power and joy of sports.”

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.