Tokyo 2016 Gets Magazine High Ranking

Tokyo 2016 announced that Tokyo is one of the world’s best cities for the quality of life, according to top international lifestyle magazine Monocle. The magazine called Tokyo a “dynamic city” where “transport runs with digital precision, people are mindful of others, and the crime rate is low”.

Tokyo was ranked third in the world to Copenhagen and Munich.

According to a Tokyo 2016 press release Monocle’s ranking fits with the findings of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) whose 2016 Applicant City report ranked Tokyo 2016 highest in six categories, including General Infrastructure and Accommodation.

Dr. Ichiro Kono, Chairman and CEO of Tokyo l2016 said, “we are proud that Tokyo has been recognized as one of the world’s best cities for quality of life by an international thought leader. We are bidding to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games at the very heart of city life, so this news reinforces our decision to offer the Olympic Movement a dynamic and compact Games at the centre of the greatest urban and environmental transformation in history. Our efficient and sustainable transport system, iconic venue locations, and first-rate facilities, including hotels and restaurants, are attuned to the needs of the Olympic Family. Now we are working hard to develop our Candidature File to demonstrate this and much more to try to secure the world’s greatest event and create an incredible legacy for the Olympic Movement and future generations”.