Nonetheless, I think that the strategy to host the 2020 Olympics isn’t appropriate. I have two reasons why I think so.
First, Tokyo’s slogan is “the Olympics for Japan’s revival” form the Great East Japan Earthquake. But I think if we hold up the slogan we should hold the Olympic Games in Fukushima, Iwate and Miyagi prefectures, which were hit hardest by the Great Earthquake.
Second, Tokyo’s plan feature is compact. Major competition venues will be concentrated within an eight-kilometer radius in central Tokyo. However, the area of the Tokyo metropolitan city is about 2200 square kilometers. It isn’t unreasonable that many residents in Tokyo aren’t always interested in the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Although I don’t necessarily oppose to host the Olympic Games in Japan, I think such a magnificent principle Tokyo city worked out to host the Olympic Games contradicts the reality.
In short, we should hold the Olympic Games in Tohoku region if we want to appeal Japan’s revival from the Great Earthquake. We should hold the Olympic Games in Chiyoda ward, which is in Tokyo city and has about 12 square kilometers area, if we want to feature compact.