Japan's Second-Largest Newspaper Opposes Olympics

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More than a year after postponing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a number of entities have called into question the viability of holding the Games this summer.

According to The Associated Press, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun became the first major newspaper in the country to call for a cancellation of the Olympics. The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for July 23 in Tokyo.

The AP reported that Asahi Shimbun has a morning circulation of 5.16 million and evening circulation of 1.55 million, which makes it the second largest circulating newspaper in the world behind Japen’s Yomiuri Shimbun. Asahi Shimbun is a sponsor of the Games and often opposes the ruling party led by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Wednesday’s editorial was titled, “We Demand PM Suga Decide Cancellation.”

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