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Tokyo Olympic Games torch relay starts, but most Japanese want it cancelled

Tokyo Olympic torch relay begins in Fukushima as Japan tries to boost confidence in the delayed event

ABC, By North Asia correspondent Jake Sturmer and Yumi Asada in Fukushima, 26 Mar 21, “………..Japan remains sceptical of the scandal-ridden Games

Organisers hope this relay — and stories like Reina’s — will shift the mood in favour of the Olympics in Japan.

Opinion polls have consistently shown that a majority of Japanese want the Games postponed or cancelled.

Sexism scandals haven’t helped either.

The president of the Organising Committee, Yoshiro Mori, resigned after saying women talked too much in meetings.

Then the creative director of the opening and closing ceremonies Hiroshi Sasaki resigned after suggesting well-known Japanese comedian Naomi Watanabe could play a role in the ceremonies as an ‘Olympig’…………. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-25/tokyo-olympics-torch-relay-begins-after-pandemic-delay/100025394

March 27, 2021 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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