Japan's 'wonderful' Olympic dream

Japanese Olympic Committee vice president Masato Mizuno says country will go ahead with bid despite tsunami devastation.

    Al Jazeera's Joanna Gasiorowska speaks to Masato Mizuno, the vice-president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, as he states that the country will go ahead with a bid for the Olympic Games in 2020 despite the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami.

    Mizuno - who is also the chairman of the Mizuno sports corporation - said that an Olympic bid could be the catalyst for reconstruction in Japan, which is expected to cost as much as $300 billion.

    For a full interview with Mizuno - whose further role is as International Olympic Committee member for Sport and the Environment - watch Counting The Cost on Al Jazeera English on Friday May 6, and later online.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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