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I'll explain the reason and necessity of hosting the Olympics in Tokyo to the new governor, and build a framework to continue our current activities.


Tsunekazu Takeda, president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, referring to what he will tell outgoing Tokyo Gov Shintaro Ishihara' successor about the city's 2020 Olympic bid. (Yomiuri Shimbun)

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Hopefully the next Mayor will actually be a Japanese "who can say no" and put an end to Tokyo's bid.

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there is no NECESSITY. stop squandering money.

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Good idea. Explain Montreal's experience. How the 76 games inflicted a massive financial debt on its citizen taxpayers spanning several decades, while the city declined in size and influence from Canada's No. 1 to No. 2 in the games' aftermath.

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I hope he explains it to everyone else too. I'm really interested in knowing the necessity. Although, I bet the "necessity" is that construction companies need to give bribes to someone, and he wan't to be one of the someones.

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