- July 8, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
TOKYO, JAPAN – MAY 17: A protester holds a placard during a protest against the Tokyo Olympics on … [+] May 17, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. With less than 3 months remaining until the Tokyo Olympics, a recent survey has indicated that around 60 percent of Japanese people do not want the Games to go ahead. Although it marks a drop in an earlier survey in which around 80 percent of people believed the Olympics and Paralympics should be cancelled or rescheduled, concern continues to linger in Japan over the feasibility of hosting such a huge event during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images)
Japan’s declaration today of a national state of emergency because of Covid created a new crisis for the Tokyo Olympics and turned the Games into a textbook example of how a bad situation can get worse before it gets better.
According to the Washington Post, “Japan will bar spectators from all Olympic events…