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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Abe seeks cooperation from Trump for Tokyo Olympics

US president tweets: Good things will happen for Japan with 'lots of options'

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, talked on the phone with U.S. President Donald Trump after Trump suggested postponing this summer's Tokyo Olympics for a year due to the coronavirus crisis.

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday asked U.S. President Donald Trump on the phone to cooperate on holding the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games amid the global coronavirus crisis. The president said that the U.S. appreciated Japan's transparent efforts on the matter, according to a Japanese government source.  

Following the talks, Trump posted a tweet saying he told Abe that the Olympic venue was "magnificent". The tweet said, "He has done an incredible job, one that will make him very proud. Good things will happen for Japan and their great Prime Minister. Lots of options!" 

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