Some of the newest technologies and conventional paper cranes are on offer as Japan looks to market itself as the host of the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games, with organizers expecting to become heir to the fervor and enthusiasm of hosts for Pyeongchang 2018. Tokyo will host the games in summer for the 2nd time, after the extremely successful Olympics in 1964, and organizers have conveyed a huge delegation to Pyeongchang to study how to host them productively.
Shinzo Abe, the Japanese Prime Minister, will also come to South Korea later this week to be present at the opening ceremonies. But early this week it was all about launching the fun side at the Tokyo 2020 Japan House of Japan, which unlocks for the public since the Games formally begins later this week.
On offer were cameras permitting users to print their face on paper employed to make conventional folded cranes that make life-size models that then dance through classic Tokyo roads scenes on a big screen.
“We will witness an unparalleled run of 3 successive Olympics in Asia such as Tokyo in 2020, Pyeongchang 2018, and Beijing in 2022. This is an opportunity for all Asia to lend a hand to make this fun,” claimed Chief Operating Officer at Tokyo 2020, Yukihiro Nunomura, to the media in an interview.
“Pyeongchang will begin this off and we hope this to be an enormous success and that this wand can then be given forward to Tokyo, so we take over their fervor and enthusiasm.” The Tokyo 2020 games will be 4th run of Japan at the Olympics. Apart from Tokyo in 1964, it has welcomed twice the Winter Games, namely Nagano in 1998 and Sapporo in 1972. Tokyo organizers have grappled with construction delays and surging costs, particularly with the fresh national stadium, as per sources.