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Opinion split in Tokyo over whether Games should be held


The Yomiuri Shimbun asked Tokyo residents about the measures they wanted to see taken regarding the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, which are less than two months away.

In a telephone survey conducted from May 28 through 30, a total of 49% of the 1,001 respondents supported holding the Games, including 25% who said they should be held with a limited number of spectators and 24% who said there should be no spectators. This was essentially a split with the 48% who favored canceling the Games.

In a nationwide poll conducted from May 7 to 9 by The Yomiuri Shimbun, 59% of respondents favored canceling the Games while only 39% favored holding them.

Published : May 31, 2021

By : The Japan News/ANN