Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe smiles as he speaks about Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Photo: AP Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe smiles as he speaks about Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Photo: AP
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe smiles as he speaks about Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Photo: AP

2020 visions: will Japan use the Olympics to join the real world?

Celebrations for Tokyo's winning bid to host the Olympic Games divert attention from real challenge of meeting international norms

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe smiles as he speaks about Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Photo: AP Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe smiles as he speaks about Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Photo: AP
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe smiles as he speaks about Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Photo: AP
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