World OJ 2021: Why are the Japanese angry?
Bach tells angry Japanese public cancelling the Games is NOT an option
Last week, Tokyo went into a state of emergency that will last for the duration of the OIympic Games and banned fans from attending nearly all events amid a rise in coronavirus cases . That state of emergency will be in place across the duration of the Games, which runs from July 23 until August 8 and people have protested against it going ahead outside of the hotel Bach is staying in.Despite looking to appease concerns from the Japanese public, Bach embarrassingly slipped up on his words and called the Japanese people 'Chinese people'.
While the Tokyo Olympics will start tomorrow, many Japanese feel a sense of anger and misunderstanding.
J-1 before the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. A relief for many who doubted the competition holding. Remember that the games, which will start on Friday, July 23 to end on Sunday, August 8, were delayed one year because of the pandemic. In recent months, the cranning shadow of a cancellation has clearly been made.
However, the time will probably not be completely at the party for the Japanese. The fault, including the introduction on July 8 of a new state of health emergency until August 22 which undermines the morale of the people. To complement the table, the archipelago is currently facing a serious shortage of vaccine and the country, also faced with a fourth wave of CVIV-19 infections, sees its pressure health system. Currently, only 21.7% of the population received two doses on July 18th, while 33.8% had the first injection.
Olympics: ONE THIRD of people in Japan believe Games will be safe
In the poll, 68 per cent of respondents expressed doubt about the ability of Olympic organisers to control coronavirus infections, with 55 per cent saying they were opposed to Games going ahead.In the poll, 68 per cent of respondents expressed doubt about the ability of Olympic organisers to control coronavirus infections, with 55 per cent saying they were opposed to the Games going ahead.
Video: Olympic clouds in the Japanese sky (Dailymotion)
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for all these reasons, many Japanese do not understand why these games simply have not been canceled. A survey published on May 17th by the Asahi daily revealed that more than 80% of the Japanese would have preferred that the games are not organized this summer. For the moment, the total contaminated persons on the different sites of the Olympics or within the organization and the participants are 86.
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