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SBD Global/October 18, 2013/Olympics

Olympic Notes: Japanese Housewife Collects 15,000 Signatures Opposing Olympic Canoe Course

A Yokohama housewife "has submitted a petition with 15,000 signatures opposing Tokyo’s plan to build a canoe course for the 2020 Olympics in fauna-rich Kasai Rinkai Park." The woman collected the signatures via the online signature-gathering site "in the hope of persuading the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to find a different site" (KYODO, 10/17). ... The Japan Tourism Agency on Wednesday "offered to cooperate with the private sector in enhancing hospitality for foreign tourists toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics" (KYODO, 10/16).
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