June 22, 2021

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More than 70% of Japanese want the Tokyo Games to be canceled or canceled

A survey conducted by Kyodo News on Monday (12) said that more than 70% of Japanese want to cancel or postpone the Tokyo Olympics with the spread of the new Corona virus (Covid-19) epidemic, more than 100 days before the planned date. The beginning of the games.

The poll revealed that 39.2% want the games to be canceled, while 32.8% support another postponement. Only 24.5% of respondents want to hold the largest sporting event in the world according to the schedule.

Also on Monday, Tokyo began a one-month period of semi-emergency measures to contain the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections caused by deadly mutant variants.

The Kyodo survey, conducted between April 10 and 12, indicated that more than 92.6% of respondents feared a resurgence of the infection.

Although vaccinations for people over the age of 65 began at about 120 clinics across the country on Monday (12), imported doses are still rare and the pace of vaccinations is unlikely to halt the recent wave of infections.

The survey found that about 60% of people are dissatisfied with Japan’s vaccination progress.

The approval of the Prime Minister’s Office, Yoshihide Suga, rose 1.9 percentage points from last month to 44%, and the rejection rate was 36.1%, according to the poll.

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