2021-05-26

Japanese media: Japan will hold a party leader discussion meeting to debate whether to host the Tokyo Olympics

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China News Service, Beijing, May 26. According to Japanese media reports, the ruling party in Japan and the opposition party reached an agreement on the 26th to hold a party leader discussion meeting before June 16 to debate whether the Tokyo Olympics will be held.

Japanese media: Japan will hold a party leader discussion meeting to debate whether to host the Tokyo Olympics

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p > On April 14, local time, many landmarks in Tokyo, Japan held light-up events to welcome the 100-day countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The picture shows the lighting of the Nippon Budokan, the venue of the Olympic Judo and Karate competitions.

Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party’s Congressional Countermeasures Chairman Moriyama Hiroshi and the Cadet Party Congressional Countermeasures Chairman Atsumi Azumi reached an agreement on the 26th to hold a party leader discussion meeting during the current session of the Diet until June 16. At the party leader discussion meeting, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will hold a one-on-one debate with the party leader of the opposition party. According to Japanese media reports, the party leaders will debate whether to host the Tokyo Olympics and the Japanese government’s epidemic prevention measures.

Atsushi Azumi said that at important junctures such as the approaching of the Tokyo Olympics, it is very important for the people to be able to understand the relevant situation by holding party leaders’ discussions.

The report quoted a Cadet as saying that between the ruling party that insists on hosting the Tokyo Olympics and the opposition party that requested the suspension or postponement, the Nationalist will make a judgment.

The Japanese opposition party stated that if Yoshihide Suga’s reply is not satisfactory, it may consider launching a cabinet no-confidence case.

It is reported that the last time the party leader seminar was held was in June 2019. If the seminar is successfully held, this will be the first party leader seminar after Suga Yoshihide took office as Prime Minister of Japan.

According to Japanese media reports, the ruling and opposition parties in Japan plan to hold a discussion meeting with the heads of the party on June 9, and are currently working towards the meeting.

In 2000, the party head seminar system was established as part of the reform of the Japanese Diet. Affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games originally scheduled for 2020 will be postponed to July 23 and August 24, 2021, respectively. (End)