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Japan's Prime Minister Top Adviser For Tokyo 2020

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Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has agreed to be a top adviser for Japan's 2020 Summer Olympic Games bid.

In accepting the request to advise the bid, Noda is quoted by Japan 2020 President Tsunekazu Takeda as saying, "let us do our best to make this bid a success".

Tokyo is promoting its bid as a symbol of Japan's recovery from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

The JOC has said if Tokyo hosts the 2020 Games, regions affected by the earthquake, tsunami and the ensuing nuclear crisis could host some events such as soccer.

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2020 Olympic Bid News Summary
Bid Status: Evaluation commission visits bid cities in March, 2013
Bid Date: September 7, 2013
Bid Location: IOC Session Buenos Aires, Argentina
Description: Bid to host 2020 Olympic Games
Bid Book: Link To Bid Book
Web Site: http://www.gamesbids.com