As the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee decided to scrap the official emblem design for the 2020 Games and launch a new competition to find another design, Japan's online community has been actively discussing what might be suitable alternatives.

Many, including some politicians, have turned to the logo used for the initial bid, claiming it would be perfectly suitable to use as the official emblem.

The graphic, featuring a circle made up of cherry blossoms — the symbol of Japan — in five different colors, was designed in 2011 by Ai Shimamine, who was a student at Joshibi University of Art and Design at the time.