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Opinion

Japan's three most consequential events of 2020

Tokyo still has a chance to launch a comeback moment

| Japan
Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympics Museum in Tokyo: the 12-month postponement was a gamble.   © Reuters

Kiyoteru Tsutsui is Henri H. and Tomoye Takahashi professor and senior fellow in Japanese Studies at Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and professor of sociology, all at Stanford University.

This was supposed to be the year that Japan would show the world that it is back.

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