Support rising in Japan for Tokyo Olympics this summer, poll shows

Support for holding the virus-postponed Tokyo Games rose to 34%, according to a poll by the Asahi Shimbun newspaper published today. – EPA pic, June 21, 2021.

AROUND a third of Japanese now back holding the Olympics, up from just 14% last month, a new poll showed today, although a majority still prefer cancellation or postponement because of the pandemic.

The poll reinforces other recent surveys that suggest opposition to Tokyo 2020 is softening slightly, just over a month before the July 23 opening ceremony.

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