Tokyo's triumphant bid for 2020 games a chance for Japan to revive sagging economy, spirits

  • by: ELAINE KURTENBACH , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 8, 2013 - 9:20 PM

TOKYO — A half-century after the 1964 Tokyo games heralded Japan's reemergence from destruction and defeat in World War II, the city's triumphant bid to host the 2020 games is giving this aging nation a chance to revive both its sagging spirits and its stagnating economy.

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