Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday reiterated his government’s commitment to hosting the postponed Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.
“We will continue the preparation and are determined to take thorough countermeasures against the coronavirus for the Olympic Games,” Suga told Japan’s parliament in his policy speech.
Suga added that holding the Games will show that humanity has defeated the COVID-19 pandemic and will bring hope and courage to the world.
He also said that it would be an opportunity to show that Japan has recovered from the earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan’s northeastern area in 2011, leading to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Since assuming office last September, Suga has consistently vowed to host the Games as scheduled, despite the COVID-19 situation in Japan having worsened in recent months.
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