Tokyo 2020 Olympics Could Be Shot In The Arm For Struggling Japan

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There were scenes of jubilation in Japan after Tokyo was named host city of the 2020 Olympic Games ? a shot in the arm for a country battered by decades of economic stagnation and the 2011 tsunami. There was an outpouring of pride and joy at the International Olympic Committee announcement ? but also surprise among many Japanese who had feared the country?s post-tsunami nuclear crisis had scuppered the city?s bid.