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Opinion on Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponement due to COVID-19 outbreak Japan 2020

According to a survey conducted in March 2020, more than half of respondents in Japan agreed to the suggestion that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics should be postponed considering the global pandemic outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese government had not yet determined the attitude towards the situation as of middle of March. The health ministry in the country announced on March 19 that there were a total of 907 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Japan.

Share of people in Japan who agreed the Tokyo 2020 Olympics should be postponed considering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as of March 2020

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

March 14 to 15, 2020

Number of respondents

1,004 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Original question: "There are some opinions that the Tokyo Summer Olympics in this year should be postponed due to the global pandemic outbreak of novel coronavirus. What do you think of the suggestion of postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

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