Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) at the Cornwall summit (June 11-13) plan to support the Olympic and Paralympic Games, which are due to be held in Tokyo this summer. The Japanese newspaper Yomiuri reported this on Wednesday, Trend reports referring to TASS.
It is noted that the Japanese side actively supports this, which faced harsh criticism of the upcoming competitions amid the ongoing spread of the new coronavirus infection. At the meeting of the G7 leaders, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga intends to reiterate that the Japanese authorities are ready to host a safe and coronavirus-protected Olympics.
According to a study released May 17 by the Asahi newspaper, 43% of Japanese people consider it appropriate to cancel the Tokyo Summer Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, 40% of the survey participants were in favor of a second postponement of the competition.
The Tokyo Olympics were supposed to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Due to the pandemic, the competition was postponed for a year and will now take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021. On March 20, the organizers finally decided to hold the Games without foreign fans. A decision on the admission of Japanese viewers is to be made in June, depending on the situation with the spread of the coronavirus in the country.