Half of Japanese people predict Olympics will be held this summer- Yomiuri poll

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By Ju-min Park TOKYO (Reuters) -Half of the Japanese public thinks the Olympics will take place this summer, a survey by Yomiuri daily newspaper showed on Monday, less than two months before the Games’ scheduled opening. For the Tokyo Olympics, already postponed a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, questions still remain over how Tokyo can hold the global event and keep volunteers, athletes, officials and the Japanese public safe from COVID-19. But Japan has been “cornered” into pressing ahead with the Games despite public opposition during the pandemic, one of Japan’s sporting heroes and a…

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