Tokyo, January 4 Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stated on the 4th that despite the severe situation of the COVID-19 in Japan, he is determined to host the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.
Yoshihide Suga made the above remarks at the first press conference in 2021 at the Prime Minister’s Office that day. At the 30-minute press conference, he first gave a statement about half of the time.
When talking about the Olympics, he expressed his determination to host the Olympics and Paralympics in the summer, “taking all possible measures to control the pandemic” and said that the Olympics The holding of this event is a sign of defeating the pandemic and will bring “hope and courage” to the world.
When Yoshihide Suga delivered his New Year’s speech on January 1, he also emphasized that he would earnestly advance preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in a safe and secure manner.
Yoshihide Suga, who became prime minister since September last year, also stated at the press conference that due to the severe pandemic situation, the Japanese government will consider declaring a state of emergency in Tokyo and surrounding counties. The Japanese government declared a one-month state of emergency in April last year.
During this period, the Olympic and Paralympic training bases, including the Tokyo National Training Center, were closed, and all sports competitions were suspended.
The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee and the Japan Olympics The committee was also closed and all employees worked from home.