Congratulations to the awesome city of Tokyo, Japan for winning the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympics!
Like they did with the 1964 Olympics, one can expect the people of Tokyo, and the entire nation of Japan, to produce one of the greatest Summer Olympics ever.
I spent my teenage years growing up near Tokyo — and graduating from Yokohama High School. I came to love Tokyo, Japan, the Japanese people, and their customs during my three years there….and many subsequent visits throughout my U.S. Navy years and, recently, as a private citizen.
I’ll be back, too! Many more times!
The very short video above, produced by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Bid Committee, introduces people to 21st Century Japan. It’s called Is Japan Cool? My emphatic answer: YES!
(Congratulations to all of Japan and the people of Tokyo!)