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Ruling, opposition lawmakers call for diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics 

Asahi wrote that in response to the Biden administration’s decision not to send government officials to the Beijing Winter Olympics in February, ruling and opposition lawmakers called on the government on Monday to follow the U.S.’s lead. LDP Foreign Affairs Division chief Sato Masahisa said Japan should swiftly express its position on the matter and implement a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Games. Japanese Communist Party Chairman Shii Kazuo issued a statement on Monday saying the GOJ should call on the Chinese government to stop violating human rights and abide by the Olympic Charter. 

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