"As a mother, I am thrilled that this will give the youth of Japan the chance to experience the thrill and the excitement of the Olympics," said Wakako Tsuchida, who won the gold medal in the women's 5,000 meters at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
The news will also be welcome on the economic front. Abe's "Abenomics strategy" is aiming to fuel a lasting recovery from years of stagnation. Japan's economy grew a slower-than-expected 2.6 percent last quarter as companies wary over the prospects for a sustained recovery kept a tight rein on investment.
The mass circulation Asahi Shimbun issued a special edition to mark Tokyo's victory.
"Having Tokyo win is a bigger thrill than winning a medal at the Beijing Olympics," said Nobuharu Asahara, a bronze medalist in the men's 4x100 relay in Beijing. "Staging the Olympics here in seven years will be a great opportunity to express to the world the wonderful aspects of Japan."
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