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  • The countdown to the Tokyo Olympics, enters its final six months this Saturday but organizes a facing mounting pressure and public opposition at home.

  • Japan seen a severe spike in coronavirus cases and recently declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and major cities.

  • And with 15,000 athletes and their entourages coming from all over the world, one virus expert from Kobe University, Kentaro Iwata, says it's not worth the risk.

  • Is it like a attitude?

  • Bad gambler?

  • Uh, you know the the gambler who are losing the money.

  • Good just to pour the money, Thio, uh, get it back.

  • But it's a really usually a bad attitude and usually say, keep losing money and president In What a rose to fame with videos in early 2020 criticizing Japan's approach to quarantining the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship that was stricken with covert 19 before it became a global pandemic.

  • He thinks holding the games is not a solution.

  • But organizers say postponing the games again for a second time is off the table, meaning cancelation or going ahead as planned are the only options, and calling it quits would be costly.

  • Over $15 billion has been poured into these Olympics.

  • It water also points to Japan's response to the most recent surge, which he says was slow the last couple of months.

  • Japan's response was completely failure, I have to say, because, uh, there was a enough chance off suppressing the spread of viral infection last year during the so called second Way.

  • For now, Prime Minister Yoshihiro Suda has said that the government is preparing as planned and organizes say they may cut back on Spectators, athletes and even the events themselves.

  • They also say a decision on whether Spectators can even enter venues may come by February or March.

The countdown to the Tokyo Olympics, enters its final six months this Saturday but organizes a facing mounting pressure and public opposition at home.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/21
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