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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games “One Year To Go!” Events

On July 24, 2019, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games “1 Year To Go” Celebration and other events held in Tokyo. The Prime Minister attended the debriefing session on the status report for preparations one year ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, where he delivered an address. Afterwards, he attended the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games “1 Year to Go!” Ceremony for the Games and delivered an address, followed by a photo session.

In his address at the debriefing session, the Prime Minister said:

“There is now just one year to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Six years ago when Tokyo was chosen to host the Games, I gave an interview in which I said that there are just seven years until the Games begin. Now, six years have passed almost in the blink of an eye. I am delighted to hear that preparations have proceeded extremely smoothly during this period. I would like to reiterate my sincere appreciation to all people involved for their hard work and efforts, including the Tokyo Organizing Committee and Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The Government wishes to make this Games filled with warm thoughts and hopes of the people of Japan, which communicates the reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake to the world and is befitting of a new era, the era of Reiwa. We will work as one to support these preparations.

“I would like to exert every effort with all of you, including those who are attending this event from various sectors, over the period of the remaining one year, to make this Games an inspirational all-Japan success.”