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Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda said Thursday he is sorry to hear that Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose is resigning over a money scandal, because he played a leading role in Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics.

“We will keep close contact with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the central government so this development will not affect the setting up of the organizing committee and preparations for the games,” said Takeda in his statement.

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