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Tokyo Vice Gov. Toshiyuki Akiyama will fill in for Naoki Inose, who announced his resignation as governor Thursday, as the city prepares to launch an organizing committee early next year for the 2020 Olympics.

At a meeting Friday, education and sports minister Hakubun Shimomura and Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda confirmed that Akiyama will take charge of Olympic-related matters for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government until February’s gubernatorial election.

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