My Japanese fanboy self is dancing inside. I'm happy for Tokyo for winning and was hoping they'd win. I know they have alot of problems right now with radioactive waste in Fukushima, but they could probably solve that in 7 years time. Since Istanbul being so close to Syria, I think the Olympic Committee figured it wouldn't be too safe with the war going on there. It's more likely that the war could be going on in Syria in 7 years than the situation in Tokyo.