All national dailies wrote that the GOJ is accelerating its preparations for accepting athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games next summer. At their joint meeting on Wednesday, the GOJ, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games discussed the rules for accepting foreign athletes with regard to border control, testing, and transportation within the country. They are considering allowing foreign athletes to enter the country if they meet requirements such as presenting negative coronavirus test results, staying only in designated areas, and not using public transportation within Japan.
Prime Minister Suga told International Olympic Committee President Bach during a teleconference on Wednesday that his administration will cooperate with the IOC to realize safe and secure games. Bach reportedly told Suga that he looks forward to working with the new prime minister to make the Tokyo games a success and visiting Japan in the near future.