80% want Tokyo Games cancelled or delayed: Japanese survey
- Suga has come under fire for his handling of the pandemic and his support rate has tumbled since he took office in September
About 80% of people in Japan say this year’s Tokyo Olympics should be cancelled or delayed as worries mount about a record surge in coronavirus cases across the country, a Kyodo News poll showed on Sunday.
The survey found 35.3% want the Games to be cancelled and 44.8% favoured another delay. The world’s biggest multi-sports event, postponed last year due to the pandemic, is scheduled to be held from July 23-Aug. 8 in the Japanese capital.
Suga has come under fire for his handling of the pandemic and his support rate has tumbled since he took office in September.
About 79% said Suga’s decision to call the state of emergency for Tokyo came too late and 68% were dissatisfied with the government’s response to the pandemic, the survey found.
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