Japan Times: Talk of Olympics being taken away from Tokyo if problems at Fukushima worsen over next couple of years

Published: September 12th, 2013 at 1:12 pm ET
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Title: Kansai not overly enthusiastic about Tokyo landing Olympics
Source: The Japan Times
Author: Eric Johnston
Date: Sept. 11, 2013

While pleased the Olympics are returning to Japan, the level of public and media enthusiasm in Osaka and the rest of Kansai is far less than what has been seen in Tokyo.

Like critics elsewhere, there is much concern in Kansai over the water leaks plaguing the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. There has even been local speculation that the International Olympic Committee might be forced to consider taking the games away from Tokyo if the problems at Fukushima worsen over the next couple of years. [...]

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Published: September 12th, 2013 at 1:12 pm ET
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