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The government has begun preparations to issue a variety of commemorative coins for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, with the first eyed for release just after the end of the 2016 Games in Brazil, a government source said Tuesday.

The Finance Ministry will work out details such as coin specifications and issue timings after consulting with the International Olympic Committee and the organizing committee for Tokyo 2020, according to the source. Coin designs could be solicited from the public, the source added.

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