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PM Suga holds talks with U.S.-Japan Business Council chairman

NHK reported online that Prime Minister Suga held a video conference with U.S.-Japan Business Council Chairman Doug Peterson and others for about 30 minutes today. According to the network, Suga said he is committed to realizing a safe and secure Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics by taking thorough anti-virus measures and expressed hope to deliver dreams and inspiration to children through the power of sports. The premier also expressed hope to realize a society where people with disabilities can play an active role through the holding of the Paralympics. On the novel coronavirus, Suga reportedly said Japan has been able to administer one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine per day with the cooperation of American firms and pledged to continue to take all-out measures to swiftly vaccinate the people of Japan. Meanwhile, Chairman Peterson reportedly expressed support for Japan’s efforts to hold safe and secure Tokyo Games.

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