breaking news those Games the Japanese don’t want

breaking news

After being postponed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Olympic Games will begin on Friday July 23 in Tokyo with the traditional opening ceremony.

But these Olympics promise to be particularly gloomy: not only is the epidemic returning to Japan (and it imposes drastic constraints in the organization of the Games), but in addition the Japanese population is hostile to the holding of these events.

Philippe Mesmer, correspondent of World in Tokyo, explains why, in this episode of the podcast “L’Heure du Monde”, and discusses the stubbornness of the Japanese government to organize these Games at all costs.

An episode produced by Esther Michon, directed by Matthieu Gasnier and presented by Morgane Tual, with the voice of Karim El Hadj

Read also “L’Heure du Monde”, a daily podcast

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