The Prime Minister Attends the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session
During the Session, each of the four candidate cities to host the 2016 Summer Olympics gave their final presentations.
Prime Minister Hatoyama delivered an address in English to promote Tokyo's bid during Tokyo's presentation session. He appealed for Tokyo's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, saying, "Tokyo is indeed well positioned to serve as a future model of public safety and environmental sustainability. In Tokyo everyone will witness human endeavor thriving in harmony with nature. In hosting the 2016 Games, Tokyo will show the world how a major metropolis can flourish without detriment to the environment. Let me assure you of our full commitment to the success of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. I promise you, as Prime Minister of Japan, that the Government of Japan will guarantee the financing of the Games."
Following his attendance at the Session, Prime Minister Hatoyama held talks with His Excellency Mr. Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark, at the Danish Prime Minister's Office.
At the beginning of the meeting, Prime Minister Rasmussen welcomed Prime Minister Hatoyama's visit to Denmark. Prime Minister Hatoyama expressed appreciation for convening the summit meeting immediately after his assumption of the office of Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Hatoyama indicated his enthusiasm for Tokyo to host the 2016 Summer Olympics and committed to realize an environmentally-friendly Tokyo Olympics. Prime Minister Rasmussen once more congratulated Prime Minister Hatoyama for his victory in the recent election. He stated that there was no doubt in Tokyo's ability to manage the Olympics.
The leaders also exchanged views on the climate change issue.