Gov. Yuriko Koike holds the Olympic flag on the stairways of
a plane upon arrival at Haneda international airport in
Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The Olympic flag arrived in
Tokyo, host of the next 2020 Summer Games.
The Olympic flag has arrived in Tokyo, host of the next Summer
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko
Koike held the flag aloft as she got off an All Nippon Airways
plane and walked down a stairway to the tarmac at Tokyo's Haneda
the flag at Sunday's closing ceremonies of the Rio Games from Rio
Mayor Eduardo Paes and International Olympic Committee President
underway for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Construction of the main
stadium is slated to start toward the end of this year. Japan's
capital also hosted the Olympics in 1964.
Koike is a newly
elected governor of Tokyo who has pledged to examine the spiraling
costs to avoid saddling taxpayers with debt and building white