Press Release: Tokyo2020
September 9, 2013
Embassy of Japan in Lebanon
On September 7 during the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board meetings in Buenos Aires, Tokyo was selected as the host city for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. At the press conference held after the decision taken, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed heartfelt gratitude to the IOC members and the people around the world who had supported Tokyo. In Lebanon, Ambassador of Japan Mr.Seiichi Otsuka conveys deep gratefulness to the people of Lebanon for their warm cheer for Tokyo.
During that conference, “In order to assure the success of Tokyo2020, Japan starts working on preparation for the event and make maximum efforts so that in the future the people around the world will be absolutely confident with the decision made today. As the host country of Tokyo2020, Japan assumes responsibility for creating the environment for all the participating athletes to be able to do their best. Japan welcomes foreign visitors as well as athletes for Tokyo2020, and it is our duty to host them with the utmost hospitability. In Tokyo2020 Japan will demonstrate her vibrancy to the world, having achieved a full recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake. This is the best way for Japan to express gratitude for today’s decision.”, added Prime Minister Abe.