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The Tokyo Olympics, promoted as a way to improve the plight of areas devastated by the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, left residents of northeastern Japan largely unimpressed, a survey buried in a government report revealed Tuesday.

The survey was included as part of a government report on the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. It went over the entire endeavor, from the bid stage to its realization during a pandemic with virtually no fans, and all but ignored the controversy surrounding the design and cost of the national stadium.

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