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The government intends to turn a national soccer training center located just 20 kilometers from

the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into a practice facility for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and
Paralympic Games.

The center, named “J-Village,”is currently used by TEPCO as a base to deal with the nuclear
accident.

“We must improve the circumstances so that soccer players not only from Japan but also from
abroad can hold training camps there in advance,” the sports minister said in a news conference
after inspecting the damaged nuclear power plant.

TEPCO said in January that it plans to return the J-Village training center around 2018 to the
operator of the facility.

“The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games is a good target,” TEPCO President Naomi Hirose said at that
time.

The government plans to have the Olympic training facility up and running by 2019.

 

<Media Report>
Facility on edge of 20-km nuclear exclusion zone to become Olympic training center (Asashi
Newspaper)


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