Due to the spread of the corona epidemic in Tokyo, 59 percent of Japan’s total population is in favor of canceling the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. Japan’s national newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun made this point on Monday, based on a recent survey. The survey was conducted from May 7 to 9 due to increasing corona infections nationwide.
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Accordingly, 64 percent of Japan’s six provinces favor the abolition of the Olympic Games, compared to an average of 57 percent in the other 41 provinces. About 23 percent want to hold a sporting event, but they believe the event should take place without an audience, while 16 percent want a sport in front of a limited number of spectators.
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The Tokyo Olympic Games were originally scheduled to be held in 2020, but were postponed due to the corona epidemic. The Games will now be held this summer from July 23rd to August 8th. Given the serious and dangerous situation, it is noteworthy that there will be an emergency until May 31 in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo provinces. In addition, the state of emergency is also imposed in Aichi and Fukuoka.