A scene from an iconic 1988 Japanese animated movie that famously predicted Tokyo would win the right to hold the 2020 Olympics has the country abuzz on Friday over a possible cancellation of the games.
A scene from the movie â€œAkira,â€ set in 2019, shows a signboard counting down the days until the Olympics. The sign reads â€œ147 Days Until The Gamesâ€ and encourages citizens to lend their support to making the event a success. Underneath, someone has graffitied, â€œJust cancel it!â€
With Friday marking exactly 147 days until the opening ceremony on July 24, and talk of the possibility of cancelling the games due to coronavirus growing as the outbreak spreads in Japan, the topic â€œJust Cancel it!â€ is trending at the top of Japanese Twitter.
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