Kenzo Shirai is 16 years old. The brightest japanese hope of gymnastics. At the 2013 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, only 14 years old boy won a gold medal on the floor excercise. In these days, gymnastic atheletes of Japan have really come up. Kohei Uchimura won a gold medal at London Olympic 2012. From 2009, he have been a world champion of gymnastics. People say Shirai would be stronger gymnastics athlete than Uchimura.
Shirai’s specialty is called “Shirai”. This means that he has the original technique. Shirai’s “Shirai” make a surprising twists. He called “Mister Twist” in world gymnastics scene when he succeed “Shirai” at first. In 2020, he will be 24 years old, the best time for athlete.
Mr. Kiryu is the brightest Japanese track and field sprinter. In 2020, He will be 25, that is the best age of athelete. His best record of 100m is the surprising and he had got suddenly famous in 2011. He won the under-sixteen international title.
No Japanese have mark under 10 seconds in 100m. Kiryu is expected as the first breaker of the wall of 10. According to specialist of field and track, he would easily achieve that as he is only 18 now. Generally, Asian athlete are weak in short‐distance race. Kiryu’s past records in his teenage are really incredible and there is a big possibility that the first Asian medalist in 100m , highlight of Olympic.
Japanese people welcomed a decision of Tokyo Olympic in 2020. Takigawa’s “Omotenashi” became the biggest buzz word in 2013. Then many topics around Olympic enters on media. First big topic was the renovation of Main Stadium. National Stadium in Tokyo is a memorial athletic court built for previor Olympic in 1964. From then, the stadium became a special place for many Japanese athletes. There are many opinions for this renovation. Shinichi Nakazawa, an anthropologist opposes this plan. He sais that this renovation plan costs too big money and bring a limited profit for particular camponies.
Another topic is the remark of Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. His statement in Buenos Aires about the situation of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. He claimed “We regard the current situation as not being under control”. In fact, TEPCO official denied this. Japanese people criticized this suppressing of Abe and government.
Other anxiety is the sudden drop of cultural standard of Japanese. Extreme racists increses recently. We must solve them immediately.
It was a very long way to decide holding Olympic in Tokyo 2020. First, some Japanese people criticeized on the project of Olympic. Main opinion is like that, “To be candidate for Olympic is too much cost, what the hell if we lose”. Shintaro Ishihara, a then governor of Tokyo strongly advanced the candidation. He insisted that Olympic will bring huge profit to Japan and Tokyo. Though this would be true, some Japanese oposite this idea, because Mr. Ishihara is known as a patoriot and macho politician. His argument sounded little bit violently for general citizen in Japan.
In March 11, 2011, big earthquake occured in Japan. East area of Japan got a immense damage of unprecedented tsunami. Furthermore, Fukushima nuclear power station meltdowned. People in Japan started to doubt a possibility of Olympic in 2020. To sum up, there are totally troubles for comittee of Tokyo Olympic candidation.
In September 7, 2013, at 125th IOC Session held in Buenos Aires. This means mainly 2020 Olympic host city election. At the final speach, Japanese popular a announcer Christel Takigawa made a magic for win. Her punch line “Omotenashi” that means a Japanese heart as host, was very impressive for every spectators and judgements. In the end, Tokyo won a dream for years by a large margin.