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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike waves the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday. Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Excellent work, Rio! You showed the world, Japan and the rest of the ''first world'' especially, tthat their fears of crime and violence were unfounded. Bravo!!<

you kidding right?

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Tokyo 2020 will be unique, special as London, the people will rise above the politicians and make it so.

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I wonder why she felt she had to wear a kimono.

Because the show is going out to a world wide audience and the kimono is an icon of Japan. Would you have prefered she wear an AKB48 outfit?

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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, a good judgment and accordingly formal dressing creates a real sense of occasion. Abe san, humbly take note

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Too bad Tokyo won't be seeing 2 of the best Olympians ever - Rio seems likely the conclusion of Phelps and Bolt Olympic legacies

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Next stop Tokyo...Tour Bus Guide Wanted !

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1964 Tokyo Olympic was very boring and nothing spectacular. Hopefully 2020 Olympic will be full of excitement, fun, friendly, safe and welcoming.

Japan will not copy Brazil heavy fines for Aussie or any nations Athletes for watching Basketball match without correct accreditation. As the host, Japan will not rob guests legally or illegally. Olympic should not be spoiled with heavy handed attitude.

Japan is not Brazil.

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PM Abe appears as Mario? So what do you suppose Abe's nickname will be from now on?

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nice to see japanese flair. unfortunately the logo looks nothing like the games are in japan. i much prefered the origami cranes logo

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Congratulations japan i wish good luck for you 2020, iam brazilian and i have lots of japaneses friends. remember the most of japaneses out of japan stay in brazil

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The Tokyo Olympics will blow minds imo.

Expect it to be sensational.

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My Partner (28) has two kimonos and wears hers causal kimono on weekends nights, and her formal kimono to work when it is required and formal events. Rio games seem to me to have no real Olympic spirit. With drug cheating nation allow to take part and over 50 australian competitors arrested and charge with a criminal offence of fare evasion which will have follow on problems when travelling international. Every host City has allow the practice of exchanging of accreditation for events but not the Rio games. Yes it is against the law but every national has been doing so at this games but only a certain nation who spoke out about drug cheats and brought bad PR to the Rio games were targeted. I know Tokyo will do a 100% better games then Rio,s poor effort. I just hope At Tokyo Game of the Japanese custom of having the correct ticket and ID is not overdone.

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The performance of Japan in the Closing Ceremony was actually quite cool. Then Abe popped out, dead center, with all the attention..

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I wonder why she felt she had to wear a kimono.

Because she's representing Japan on the world stage, and it's formal Japanese wear.

I wonder how long it has been since she wore one Maybe 40 years.

I would bet it's been a lot more recent than that. As a high-standing politician, and a wealthy woman in Japan, I'd be surprised if it's been more than a year.

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That is one awesome kimono!

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Excellent work, Rio! You showed the world, Japan and the rest of the ''first world'' especially, tthat their fears of crime and violence were unfounded. Bravo!!

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I wonder why she felt she had to wear a kimono. I wonder how long it has been since she wore one> Maybe 40 years.

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Good show!

Now the work begins in earnest.

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