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Suga determined to hold Tokyo Olympics

  • March 26, 2021
  • , Sankei
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Sankei reported on the start of the Olympic torch relay in Fukushima yesterday, noting that Prime Minister Suga was adamant about going ahead with the event as scheduled irrespective of lingering public anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic. Suga is reportedly determined to demonstrate at home and abroad his strong resolve to hold the Summer Games at all costs “as a proof of humanity’s victory over the novel coronavirus.” The daily explained that the premier gave the green light to commence the torch relay to prevent calls for cancellation from growing, quoting him as saying on Thursday: “The relay will be a great opportunity to give the people a real sense that the Olympics are nearing.”

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