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More than 80% opposed to Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in July

TV Asahi reported at noon on the results of its opinion survey conducted over the weekend, which found that more than 80% are opposed to holding the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer as planned. According to the network, only 15% of respondents said the Tokyo Games should be held in July, while 82% said the Tokyo Games should either be postponed or cancelled. More than half of the respondents reportedly said the Games should be held without any spectators. On COVID-19 vaccines, a record 51% said they want to get vaccinated immediately. Public support for the Suga Cabinet was 35.6%, and nonsupport was 45.9%.

 

Fuji TV also reported on the results of its weekend poll, which found that public support for the Suga Cabinet fell 9 points from last month to 43%, while nonsupport rose 10.9 points to 52.8%. On the GOJ decision to expand the state of emergency to include nine prefectures and extend it until the end of May, 44.2% said it was appropriate, 46.1% said it is too short, and 5.0% said it is too long. On the GOJ measures against COVID-19, 25.1% expressed support, while 69.5% expressed disapproval. When asked whether the government should issue “vaccine passports,” 62.7% expressed support, while 27.2% did not. On the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, 56.6% said the Games should be cancelled, 26.3% said they should be held without spectators, and 15.5% said they should be held with a limited number of spectators.

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