Update (1 Sept 2015): It’s just been announced the emblem, designed by Kenjiro Sano, has been dropped amid the plagiarism claims. Many media organisations have been asking for my comment so in order to save some time below are some FAQs: 1. Did anybody from Mr. Sano’s office “Mr_Design” ask for permission to use your photos?
The photos in my blog means a lot to me. They are my precious memories of Japan. I had a lot of fond memories living in Japan. If the designer had informed me that he would like to use my photo as presentation material for Tokyo Olympic, I would have granted him the permission to use it. https://sleepwalkingintokyo.wordpress.com/