Almost sixty percent of the Japanese are against the continuation of the Olympic Games next summer. The corona pandemic in Japan is far from being under control at the moment.
Only twelve percent think that the Games can go ahead with a limited number of spectators, the study by Kyodo news agency further indicates.
The Olympics start on July 23. The International Olympic Committee and the Japanese organization are continuing the preparations and planning an event that must take place under strict hygiene regulations. Foreign spectators are not welcome anyway, a decision about admitting the Japanese will be taken in June.
Only 1 percent of the Japanese get vaccinated
The growing aversion has already diminished and is increasing in recent months, as Japan is suffering from a growing number of infections. More than 350,000 people recently signed a petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be canceled.
Another factor is the slow vaccination in Japan. Only 1 percent of the 125 million inhabitants have recently been vaccinated.
Resistance among the Japanese population is growing: almost 60 percent against Games
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