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Japan PM Abe vows support for Tokyo Olympics bid

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Japan's new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Tuesday promised his personal support for Tokyo's bid to host its first Summer Olympics since his grandfather helped the capital win the 1964 Games. 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, (R), and Japanese Olympic Committee President, Tsunekazu Takeda, (2nd R), pose with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic bid logo together with Japan Paralympic Committee President Mitsunori Torihara (2nd L) and London Olympics gold medalist Saori Yoshida at Abe's official residence in Tokyo on January 8, 2013.

Abe met Tokyo's bid leaders the day after they submitted their 2020 Games candidature file to the International Olympic Committee.

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