The Japanese Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government launched the organizing committee for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Friday with former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori as its head to start preparation in full swing.

"We start preparations for the success of the 2020 Games under the leadership of President Mori with 'all-Japan' efforts," JOC President Tsunekazu Takeda told reporters Friday evening at the metropolitan government building.

The committee is in charge of preparations and overall management of the Summer Games, including the competitions, the opening and closing ceremonies, the facilities and transportation, according to Takeda.