Tokyo returns with Summer Games with something new to prove

FILE - In this April 28, 2017, file photo, a woman looks at the construction site of the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralymp...
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 1964, file photo, five interlocking Olympic rings are thrown high in the sky by jet planes drift over the stadium during the o...
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2017, file photo, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike claps while looking at the day counter after it's unveiled during a Tokyo 2020 Olymp...
FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, images are illuminated on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building during the Tokyo 2020 flag tour festiva...

FILE - In this April 28, 2017, file photo, a woman looks at the construction site of the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralymp...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 1964, file photo, five interlocking Olympic rings are thrown high in the sky by jet planes drift over the stadium during the o...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2017, file photo, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike claps while looking at the day counter after it's unveiled during a Tokyo 2020 Olymp...

FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, images are illuminated on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building during the Tokyo 2020 flag tour festiva...

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — More than 50 years after it showed its postwar recovery off to the world at the 1964 Games, Tokyo is ready for another Summer Olympics.

The Japanese capital has something else to prove at the 2020 Games.

This time Japan wants to remind the rest of the world that China and South Korea haven't left behind the first economic powerhouse in East Asia. They will use the games to showcase a clean, safe, and innovative city with cool nightlife and modern public transportation.

Organizers say the Olympics will show the nation's "soft power," showcasing technology, products and service.

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