The Man Who the Tokyo Olympics Has Twice Evicted
Development issues aren’t likely to be as challenging in Tokyo as they have been in Rio, but the drama of a story like this will certainly give critics some mileage.
Excerpt from The Japan Times
While much of Japan celebrated Tokyo’s victory at the recent meeting of the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires, 79-year-old Jinno was cursing his luck.
In 1964, his home and business were torn down to make way for an Olympic park around the main stadium for the Tokyo Games. Now he has been told he must move again to make way for the stadium’s redevelopment and expansion in time for 2020.
“I don’t want to see the Olympics at all,” Jinno said.