Japan's Premier to Reiterate Pledge to Hold Tokyo Olympics in Policy Speech

Thursday 1442/3/5 - 2020/10/22
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Tokyo, Oct 22, 2020, SPA -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will reiterate his resolve to hold the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next summer despite the coronavirus pandemic when he delivers his policy speech in the upcoming extraordinary Diet session, Kyodo cited government sources as saying today.
Suga, who returned from Vietnam and Indonesia on Thursday, his first foreign trip since becoming prime minister last month, is also expected to put an emphasis on his reform plans in the speech, to be delivered at the Diet session on Monday.
The draft speech, still subject to change, shows Suga plans to say, "I am determined to host the games as proof that humanity has defeated the pandemic."
--SPA
20:40 LOCAL TIME 17:40 GMT
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