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IOC Vice President John Coates speaks during a joint press conference of the IOC coordination commission in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Further efforts to cut costs and the venues for five new sports were the focus of a coordination commission review of the Tokyo Olympics that wrapped up on Friday. Coates led a two-day meetings, held amid concerns about the budget for the 2020 Games. Construction costs have soared in part due to shortages in labor and materials as Japan also continues recovery from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Japan's post-earthquake recovery efforts

Reconstruction and cultural relief projects continue in Japan following the devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that struck the island nation on March 11, 2011.