Tokyo 2020 bid CEO: Strengths are quality, safety
Masato Mizuno, CEO of the Tokyo 2020 bid committee, says the
city can guarantee ”quality and safety” if it hosts the Olympic
Tokyo is competing with Istanbul and Madrid for the hosting
rights, which will be decided in September by the International
Mizuno, heir to the Mizuno sports goods empire, says Tokyo is
emphasizing its strengths as a wealthy, developed capital city.
He notes Rio de Janeiro, host of the 2016 Games, is running
”very, very late” in preparing for next year’s World Cup.
Mizuno appealed to American and British executives attending a
talk at the American Chamber of Commerce to help Tokyo’s bid by
reassuring people about issues like potential radiation risks from
Japan’s nuclear disaster.