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Opinion split in Tokyo over whether Games should be held, Yomiuri poll of Tokyo residents

  • May 31, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 3:33 p.m.
  • English Press

The Yomiuri Shimbun asked Tokyo residents about the measures they wanted to see taken regarding the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, which are less than two months away.


In a telephone survey conducted from May 28 through 30, a total of 49% of the 1,001 respondents supported holding the Games, including 25% who said they should be held with a limited number of spectators and 24% who said there should be no spectators. This was essentially a split with the 48% who favored canceling the Games.


In a nationwide poll conducted from May 7 to 9 by The Yomiuri Shimbun, 59% of respondents favored canceling the Games while only 39% favored holding them.

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