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Tuesday, 7th January 2014
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Japanese comedian has Olympic hopes

Entertainment industry stalwart Takeshi Kitano has said he would like the opportunity to participate in the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The multi-talented Japanese performer, who has experience in comedy, acting, directing, editing, screenwriting and presenting, spoke to reporters after completing an advert for the English language school ECC.

"I’ve been thinking a lot about what type of performances will be featured during the ceremonies for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics … I thought, why not me?" he said, as quoted by Sankei Shimbun.

He added that he is planning to meet with the Olympic committee sooner rather than later to discuss his potential involvement.

Commentators had mixed opinions, with some claiming the comic stylings of Kitano will not be understood by the rest of the world.

Others pointed towards the success of the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, which featured Rowan Atkinson performing as loveable idiot Mr Bean.

Written by Mark Smith


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