그는 올림픽이 1년 연기되었고 엄격한 제한 아래 개최되었다고 언급했습니다., 그러나 “개최국으로서의 책임을 다할 수 있었다고 생각합니다,” 스가 요시히데 총리는, thanking the people for their understanding and cooperation.
The 17-day Summer Olympics were played mostly without spectators. Athletes stayed in an isolation bubble, quickly donned masks off their field of play and had to leave Japan soon after their competitions ended.
But the Games were a testament to perseverance, and as Suga noted in praising Japanese athletes for the nation’s record 58 medals, “Some won medals and others didn’t, but all their performances were moving.”
Suga spoke about the Olympics at a ceremony in Nagasaki on Monday that marked the 76th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the Japanese city.
Suga has been criticized as forcing the Games on a Japanese public that didn’t want them to be held during the pandemic.
Japan has counted 1 million infections and more than 15,700 deaths from COVID-19, faring better than many countries, but the delta variant is causing many recent cases and accelerating the spread of the virus.
Tokyo’s new daily cases have more than doubled during the Olympics, 와 2,884 recorded Monday for a prefectural total of 252,169 사례. With Tokyo hospitals filling up with serious cases, 거의 18,000 people with mild cases are isolating at home.
Surveys of public opinion show support for Suga’s government is steadily declining, a trajectory the governing party hopes the end of the Olympics will reverse before elections that are expected in the fall.