The proposal will now be discussed further by the IOC Executive Board and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee to bring forward a concrete proposal.
In addition, Prime Minister Abe welcomed the agreement between the IOC and the Governor of Tokyo to set up a four-party working group to look into cost savings for the Games. He agreed to the participation of the Japanese Government in the working group.
The two leaders also discussed anti-doping reform plans to make the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 “as clean as possible”.
President Bach outlined important proposals about the reform of the anti-doping system to make the fight against doping more efficient and to establish a more robust system, while making the system more independent from sports organisations and from national interests.
The Prime Minister said: “the Japanese Government is convinced that anti-doping is very important, and I support the IOC in its proposals.”
Finally, President Bach congratulated Japan on the best ever result of a Japanese team at the Olympic Games, with the team winning the most number of medals ever – a tally of 41 in total.