Tokyo, August 20
A majority of Japanese firms, amongst nearly 13,000 surveyed, oppose holding the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics subsequent yr, in response to a web-based research printed on Thursday.
The survey by a Japanese analysis firm, printed by the Kyodo information company, confirmed 27.8% need the video games to be canceled, and 25.8% stated they need to be postponed once more.
The Olympics have been initially deliberate for this yr however have been been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Japanese organisers and the International Olympic Committee have stated if the Olympics cannot be held subsequent yr, they might be cancelled.
In the survey, 46.2% stated they wished the video games to go forward in some type and open on July 23, 2021.
The survey was carried out by Tokyo Shoko Research and lined 12,857 firms, Kyodo stated.
Japan is closely invested within the Olympics and is spending formally $12.6 billion, although a authorities audit says the quantity is twice that giant.
Japan and Tokyo have suffered reasonably from the pandemic, however new circumstances have been rising steadily within the final a number of weeks, notably in city areas.
Japan has reported about 1,100 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
The Japanese financial system has additionally been hit exhausting by the pandemic. The authorities reported this week that exports plunged 19.2% in July from a yr earlier.
The on-line survey was carried out between July 28 and August 11. AP