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Less than 50 years after Kohei Jinno was relocated to make way for the Tokyo Games, the 79-year-old has been told that he is to be evicted once again so that a new stadium can be built for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

The capital plans to spend around 3 billion Euros on Olympics-related facilities, including the athletes’ village and media centres.

Jinno, who turns 80 next month, told journalists he has no idea where or when he will move, and added two hundred families are currently facing the same dilemma.

The new stadium, which will replace the one used for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1964 Games, will seat 80,000 people and should play a key role when Japan hosts the Rugby World Cup in 2019.