More than 80% of Japanese are against holding Olympics, poll says

A weekend survey by the Asahi Shimbun daily in Japan has found that more than 80% of Japanese oppose hosting the virus-postponed Olympics this year. The survey found that 43% of respondents want the games cancelled, and 40% want a further postponement. Those figures are up from 35% who backed cancellation in a survey by the paper a month ago, and 34% who wanted a further delay. 

The Tokyo Olympics is scheduled to open on July 23, while the Paralympics is slated to begin on Aug. 24. Tokyo is among nine prefectures currently under a COVID-19 state of emergency that will last until May 31. 

Photo Credit : https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:New_national_stadium_tokyo_1.jpg