Dear President Bach,
We admire and respect the IOC’s approval of Japan’s decision to review a plan to build the New National Stadium and its decision to closely watch the future development regarding the plan. Your decision, reflecting the IOC’s principle placing great importance on sustainability, has given us confidence in our activities.
We are residents of Tokyo’s Kasumigaoka public apartment complex. Since we unexpectedly received notification in July 2012 that we need to move out of our home due to the reconstruction of the National Stadium for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we have been in constant anxiety and pain. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Japan Sport Council (JSC) have unilaterally sent us the notification and only explained about possible sites for us to move in. They have not tried to listen to our desire that we want to keep living in the current area where we have friends and we are strongly attached to.