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The governor of Miyagi is confident that his prefecture is capable of hosting rowing and canoe sprint events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite a “negative” meeting with the organizing committee on Wednesday.

“The organizing committee gave me a list of nine reasons why they think it’s difficult to use Naganuma,” said Gov. Yoshihiro Murai, who talked to Tokyo 2020 organizers for an hour before traveling across the city to meet Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike. “I listened, but I think that if we all make the effort we can overcome it.”

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