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Tokyo projects economic impact of 2020 Olympic bid

5:14 AM, Jun 7, 2012   |    comments
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TOKYO -- Organizers of Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympics say bringing the games to the Japanese capital would generate economic activity worth $37.9 billion and create more than 152,000 jobs.

The $37.9 billion figure includes a $21.1 billion economic benefit for the Tokyo metropolitan area and $16.3 billion for the rest of the national economy.

Tokyo's 2020 bid committee projects that 84,000 new jobs would be created in Tokyo and 68,000 elsewhere.

Tokyo is promoting its 2020 bid as a symbol of Japan's recovery from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that left more than 19,000 people dead or missing on Japan's northeast coast.

The Associated Press

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