Japan PM: all G7 leaders support Japans plan to hold Olympics this summer

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that all Group of Seven leaders expressed their support for Japan’s plan to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

Japan's PM Yoshihide Suga addresses a news conference on the COVID-19 situation, in Tokyo

FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga addresses a news conference at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan February 2, 2021. David Mareuil/Pool via REUTERS

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that all Group of Seven leaders expressed their support for Japan’s plan to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

Suga made the comment to reporters after a virtual G7 meeting held on Friday.

Suga told the summit meeting that he was resolved to hold the Games, originally scheduled for 2020 but was postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, as testimony that human beings will have overcome the virus, a government official said.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Alison Williams)

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