Biden Supports Japan’s Decision to Push Through with the Olympic Games

A discussion between U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga took place in Washington on April 16 where the two heads of state touched upon the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo this summer.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga
U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga /source

A joint statement released after the talks reported that Biden supported the efforts of Japan to host the Tokyo Games this summer. The Games were already postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement was made in light of numerous talks claiming the Games should be canceled.

In the talks, Suga told Biden that he intends to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo this summer as a symbol of international unity. In turn, the U.S. President supported this decision. The organizers of the Olympiad are doing everything possible to conduct safe Games from a scientific and objective point of view. Both sides expressed pride in their athletes who train despite the epidemic.

Japanese and Olympic symbol
Japanese and Olympic symbol / source

Earlier, Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Japan, said that the Games could be played without spectators. A statement was also made about the possibility of a complete cancellation of games.

Edited by Aldo Tong

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