Tokyo deserves to host the 2020 Summer Olympics so that it can show the world how Japan has recovered since 2011's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday.
Craig Reedie (C), chief of the International Olympic Committee's evaluation commission is welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) as Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose (L) looks on prior to a dinner at the state guesthouse in Tokyo on March 6, 2013. Tokyo deserves to host the 2020 Summer Olympics so that it can show the world how Japan has recovered since 2011, Abe said.
Hosting a dinner for a team from the International Olympic Committee that is evaluating Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Games, Abe said: "Japan has its narrative that inspires many. That's why we hope Tokyo will be chosen.
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