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Photo Special: Tokyo to Tokyo

Yoshinori Sakai, the final torch runner in the relay for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, heads to light the Olympic cauldron during the games' opening ceremony on Oct. 10, 1964. (Mainichi)

In 2020, the Olympic and Paralympic Games will come again to Tokyo, the first return of the Olympic flame in 56 years since the 1964 games. The fierce battles, the powerful performances, the joy, the sweat and the tears -- there are as many stories as there are athletes on this stage of dreams. The Mainichi Shimbun has always brought the Olympics to its readers, and will continue to do so in the future. As we look toward the 2020 Games, the Mainichi Shimbun is prepared to pass along the drama and the unity.

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