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85% of Japanese approve of Tokyo’s hosting Olympic and Paralympic Games, Cabinet Office poll

  • February 15, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

On Feb. 14, the Cabinet Office announced the results of its public opinion poll on the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. Asked if hosting the Games is a good thing for Japan, a total of 85.5% of respondents said either “yes” or “generally yes.” This confirms again that the public has high expectations for the Games.


Asked if the Games will be something that changes Japan through such things as improving the nation’s image or increasing the number of foreign travelers, a total of 82.2% of respondents said either “yes” or “generally yes.”


The poll was taken in December 2019 targeting 3,000 people aged 18 or over. The response rate was 54.4%.

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