November 14 Kyodo News, IOC President Bach will arrive in Japan on the 15th local time to start a visit. The specific itinerary of Bach’s visit to Japan has been announced. He will hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on the 16th.
The Japanese Prime Minister’s residence announced on the 13th that Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will hold talks with IOC President Bach on the morning of the 16th. It is expected that the two will cooperate closely on the confirmation of hosting the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Bach will arrive in Japan on the 15th and stay until the 18th. He has made it clear that he will not discuss the suspension. During the talks, plans to provide vaccines to various countries and regions for the safe holding of the Olympics may become issues. It is expected that the two will also exchange views on the importance of responding to cyber attacks aimed at the Olympics and ensuring political neutrality during the Olympics.
It is reported that on the afternoon of the 16th, the International Olympic Committee will award former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe an Olympic medal commending the development of the Olympic Games.
According to the schedule announced by the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, Bach will also meet with the Chairman of the Olympic Organizing Committee Yoshiro Mori and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on the 16th, and will hold a joint press conference with Yoshiro Mori. Bach will also attend the initial part of the joint meeting of the Olympic Organizing Committee, IOC and International Paralympic Committee. On the 17th, he will visit the Olympic Village and the National Arena.