Cancelling Tokyo Olympics ‘remains an option’ says top Japanese politician

Cancelling Tokyo Olympics ‘remains an option’ says top Japanese politician

The Guardian

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Toshihiro Nikai’s comments are at odds with the united front presented by the Japanese government

A senior member of Japan’s ruling party has said that cancelling the Tokyo Olympics “remains an option” if the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen.

“If it seems impossible to do it any more, then we have to stop, decisively,” Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the Liberal Democratic party, said in a TV interview that has yet to be aired.

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