In debut UN speech, new PM says Japan is determined to host Olympics â€˜as proof humanity has defeatedâ€™ COVID-19 pandemic.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has told the United Nations General Assembly that his government is determined to host the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 after the games were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Games were originally scheduled for this summer, but were put off for a year in March by the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government.
â€œIn the summer of next year, Japan is determined to host the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games as proof that humanity has defeated the pandemic,â€ Suga said in a recorded message on Friday.Read Al Jazeera
Japanâ€™s Suga tells UN Tokyo is â€˜determinedâ€™ to host Olympics