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Suga vows to do all it takes to organize Tokyo Olympics next year


Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowed on Friday to do "whatever it takes" to organize the Tokyo Olympics next year by working closely with the International Olympics Committee and its Japan chapter.

"I want to make sure I see the Olympics take place next year," he said, speaking at a town hall at Kyodo News, Japan's largest news agency.

He also touched on his visit to Vietnam and Indonesia scheduled for Sunday, saying that a free and open Indo-Pacific is "essential" to stability in the region.

His visit would mark the first time he travels overseas as prime minister.

At the townhall meeting, which also marks a month since the day he came into power, Suga added that he would combine measures to rein in the coronavirus with steps to revive the economy.

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Which essentially means hide Covid-19 in Japan, control the stats, and don't publish mortality rates. The whole country is being put at risk.

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This seemingly endless tsunami of Olympic propaganda is becoming seriously tedious.

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Save the money, the hype, the hot air about people running round tracks and jumping over bars..

Save all the nonsense about reorganising the administration of Osaka.

Forget the hanko reforms. Save all the money and hoopla.

Stop wasteful GO EAT schemes.

GIVE that money to the poor. Ensure children who NEED free school meals get them. Winter is coming. Many will be hungry and cold.

THINK, you politicians!! THINK about the people who voted for you!!

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Eh. Suga is completely unaware of the second wave throughout all of Europe and the UK. Let alone the continuing pandemic disaster in the USA.

Does he recall his involvement in amping up tourists from China? And where that led to: a dependency on China for tourist cash, the disappearance of such crashed the tourist economy and then the economy at large. He is looking to repeat his folly with the Olympic Games?

Unless there is a vaccine by January, it is complete madness to have the Olympic Games.

Suga is an old man with a fossilized mind, besides being a petty tyrant.

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Let’s wait and see. lol

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Thank you Suga-san!

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Is he well???.

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