The International Olympic Committee's Coordination Commission is pleased with the efforts of Tokyo's 2020 Olympics organizing committee so far, Commission Chairman John Coates said Friday following a three-day visit to Tokyo.

The visit represented the first working-level talks between the coordination commission, which will monitor and assist Tokyo's organization of the games leading up to 2020, and the organizing committee.

"We're very, very impressed and very pleased with the progress to date, and look forward to working with Tokyo 2020 in what, so far as I'm concerned, is a partnership," Coates said in Tokyo in concluding the visit.