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The amazing Olympics extravaganza South Korea just pulled off in Pyeongchang is raising stress levels in Tokyo.

How, oh how, do we top that? The geopolitical kumbaya moment with North Korea. That K-pop show of force. Those adorable mascots that went viral. That otherworldly closing ceremony. The splashy sports facilities. Tokyo 2020 organizers were under lots of pressure before Pyeongchang. They’re unlikely to sleep a wink over what “developing nation” South Korea just scored in the courts of global opinion and collective imagination.

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