A reception in prelude to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games in Tokyo took place in Yaounde on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
Olympic and Paralympic games will return to Tokyo, Japan, next year. Tokyo hosted the games for the first time in 1964. It was only a decade since Japan had experienced the catastrophe of the World War II. For Cameroon it was also a memorable game as it was their first participation in Olympic Games. It is in this light that the Japanese Embassy granted a reception in prelude to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games in Yaounde on Thursday August 8, 2019.
Speaking at the occasion, the Japanese Ambassador to Cameroon, Tsutomu Osawa said Japan will organise safe, secured, comfortable and attractive games so that people all over the world would get to know more about the values of Japan such as Japan’s high technology and cultural appeal. He said Japan has set up a programme called “Sports for Tomorrow” for the Tokyo 2020 Games and promoted an international contribution through sports initiative jointly implemented by public and private sectors. Tsutomu Osawa recalled that in 2011 Japan had a severe disaster due to a great earthquake followed by a gigantic ...
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