Asahi daily, an official Tokyo Olympics partner, calls for cancellation of Games

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By Chang-Ran Kim and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Asahi Shimbun, an official partner of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, called for the Summer Games to be cancelled in an editorial on Wednesday, citing risks to public safety and strains on the medical system from the COVID-19 pandemic. Poll after poll has shown the majority of the public is opposed to holding the Games this summer, concerned about tens of thousands of athletes and officials descending on a country that has mostly remained closed to foreigners since last year and where vaccinations have proceeded slowly. Doctors’ associations …

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