A survey conducted by Kyodo News, a Japanese agency, showed that before the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were cancelled or postponed, more than 70% of Japanese respondents requested the cancellation or postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
The survey shows that 39.2% of them want to cancel the Olympics, while 32.8% want to postpone the games. Only 24.5% of the respondents hope that the world’s largest sports event will be held as scheduled.
As many as 92.6% of the respondents worry that maintaining OI and POI may trigger a new round of coronavirus pandemic, and about 60% are dissatisfied with the progress of covid-19 vaccination.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese organizers had to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by one year, so the opening ceremony of the Olympics is scheduled to be held on July 23.
Tokyo started a month of stricter measures on Monday to prevent the fourth wave of covid-19 infections. After raising the alert level, the governor of Tokyo can shorten the business hours of bars and restaurants, impose fines on violators, and compensate violators.
She urged residents to avoid unnecessary travel and insist on keeping their distance from society.