Important paper Asahi Shimbun is a host of Olympics

Whether to maintain the Tokyo Olympics continues to be around for discussion in recent months as Japan has witnessed a increase in coronavirus deaths and cases with the matches being less than two weeks off.

Asahi is a host of the Olympics and frequently opposes the government headed by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

“We can’t think that it’s rational to sponsor the Olympics in town this summer,” the newspaper wrote in an editorial released Wednesday.

“Distrust and backlash from the irresponsible national authorities, Tokyo authorities and stakeholders at the Olympics are not anything but escalating. We need Prime Minister Suga to evaluate the situation and choose the cancellation of this summer ”

Asahi is your second-largest newspaper in the world supporting the Japan-based Yomiuri Shimbun. It’s a morning flow of over 5.1 million and over 1.5 million to the evening edition.

There hasn’t been any sign the International Olympic Committee or local officials have proposed on canceling the matches, which have been pushed back a year due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

Japan also has said a warning from the U.S. to prevent traveling to the nation wouldn’t have any effect on whether the Olympics will be held.

Olympic organizers and the IOC have stated the games can be held closely by 15,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes entering Japan, together with officials, judges, sponsors and press.

Fans from overseas have been banned, but conclusions on nearby audiences have never been determined.