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No to foreign spectators

Most Japanese do not want international spectators to attend the Tokyo Games this summer amid fears a large influx of visitors could spark a resurgence in new coronavirus infections, a Yomiuri newspaper poll showed. With organizers planning to decide on the matter by the end of the month, the survey showed 77 percent of respondents were against allowing foreign fans to attend, versus just 18 percent in favor. Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto has said she wants a decision on whether to let in overseas spectators before the start of the torch relay on March 25. The Olympics, postponed by a year, are scheduled for July 23 to August 8 and the Paralympics from August 24 to September 5.




 

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