Japan’s “Daily News” reported on the 3rd, a new survey shows that Japan’s Saitama Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture and other nine prefectures, said that “according to the status of the outbreak should cancel or postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games.”
Reported that all 47 prefectures in Japan to accept the survey, the majority of respondents to the Olympic Games expressed expectations, but because Japan is currently in the fourth wave of the pandemic, they also put forward a number of requirements for the central government’s pandemic prevention work. Among them, Shizuoka Prefecture and other nine prefectures said that according to the status of the outbreak should be canceled or postponed the Tokyo Olympic Games.
“In order to meet athletes from all over the world, the outbreak must be brought under control, ” said Shizuoka Prefecture’s Shizuoka Prefecture’s Shizuoka Shizukawa. It is hoped that (the central government) will ensure that all people are ready to be tested”. Yamanashi Prefecture’s governor, Yukio Nagasaki, also said in April that “if the outbreak is serious enough to affect the health of the population, it should be postponed or cancelled.”
In addition, Akita Prefecture’s chief of information, Takeshi Sasaki, said, “If a nationwide declaration of emergency is issued again, the Olympic Games should be canceled or postponed.” Ibaraki Prefecture’s Governor Oikawa and Yoshihiko Nagano Prefecture’s Minister of Information, Yoshihiko Abe, also said that if the outbreak continues to intensify, should consider canceling or postponing the Olympic Games.
Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) chief of staff, Second Order Junbo, said on April 15th that canceling the Tokyo Olympics should also be an option if forced to do so, japan’s A Current Affair reported earlier. “If it really can’t be done, we should not hesitate to cancel it, ” said second-tier Junbo, a second-in-command of the LDP, speaking on a television programme.