TOKYO (AP) — A majority of Japanese companies among almost 13,000 surveyed oppose holding the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next year, according to an online study published Thursday.
The survey by a Japanese research company, published by the Kyodo news agency, showed 27.8% want the games to be canceled, and 25.8% said they should be postponed again. The Olympics were originally planned for this year but were been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Japanese organizers and the International Olympic Committee have said if the Olympics can’t be held next year, they will be canceled.
In the survey, 46.2% said they wanted the games to go ahead in some form and open on July 23, 2021.
The survey was conducted by Tokyo Shoko Research and covered 12,857 companies, Kyodo said.