According to Japan’s Kyodo News Agency, in response to recent comments that the Tokyo Olympic Games may be postponed or suspended again, Japanese Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato responded on January 13 that the Japanese government will continue to prepare for the hosting of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.
The Japanese government is preparing to host the Tokyo Olympics as scheduled, followed by G Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Kattsubu said that the coronavirus pandemic caused the postponement Wednesday.
On January 12, Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee Chairman Yoshiro Mori also made a public speech, promising that all events of the Tokyo Olympic Games would be held as scheduled.
80% of Japanese people hope that the Olympic Games will be postponed or cancelled.
Although the Japanese government and the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee stressed that their determination to host the Tokyo Olympic Games remained unchanged, the confidence of many Japanese people has shaken.
According to a new poll by Japan’s Kyodo News Agency, more than 80% of the Japanese people hope that the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will be cancelled or postponed again due to the worsening trend of the epidemic.
Among them, 35.3% of the respondents hope that the Olympic Games will be cancelled, and 44.8% hope that the Olympic Games will be postponed again.
More than 80% of Japanese people say that this year’s Tokyo Olympics should be cancelled or delayed. A Kyodo News poll is more and more tung to the country’s coronavirus cases with a record surge. indicated on Sunday.
The survey suggested that 35.3 percent wanted to cancel the Games, and 44.8% favored another one. delay. The world’s biggest multi-sports event, which was postponed in last year, is scheduled to It was held from July 23 to August 8 in the capital of Japan.
A state of emergency in many places
At present, the epidemic situation in Japan is still grim.
On January 13, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiro Kan declared a state of emergency in seven prefectures, including Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures, which is tentatively scheduled to last until February 7. Previously, the “one capital three prefectures” in Japan’s capital circle, the capital Tokyo and the surrounding districts of Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa, were declared a state of emergency on January 7.
During the emergency, the movement and business activities of residents were restricted: people were asked to avoid going out as much as possible; restaurants were required to shorten business hours and close at 8 p.m.
Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihiide has declared a state of emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic. Wednesday, including Osaka and Aichi, in seven more prefectures, broadened the scope of the measure. amid a resurgence of the pandemic across the country.
The newly declared prefectures, including Tokyo north of Tochigi, Japan’s central Gifu, Hy The west of ogo and Kyoto, and the southwest of Fukuoka, will keep emergency in place. hrough February 7.
In emergency, affected areas will be asked not to make The necessary outdoors, and restaurants and bars will be requested to close at 8:00.
Japan has already declared Tokyo in its last Thursday, which will also Run through February 7.
The Asian country has now had nearly 30 million infections, and more than 3,90 0 people have lost their lives.
Total ban on foreigners
According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) on January 13, the Japanese government will suspend the measures to liberalize business people with 11 countries and regions, which means that Japan will “totally ban foreigners from entering the country” except in special circumstances.
Previously, due to the emergence of mutant novel coronavirus in many countries such as the United Kingdom and South Africa, the Japanese government announced on December 26, 2020 that the country will suspend new arrivals from all countries and regions from December 28, 2020, but business in 11 countries and regions, including China and South Korea. Personnel, international students and skilled interns can enter Japan under certain conditions.
Japan will suspend the exemption that allows business travelers to be from 11 countries and the regi Ons, effectively ban all foreign travelers from entering the country, in an effort to curb the C The broadcaster NHK reported on Wednesday on the COVID-19 pandemic.