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Olympics gamble a terrible look as COVID rages

Japan Inc. icons Toyota, SoftBank and Rakuten turn against the 2020 Tokyo Games

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A banner of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, pictured on May 13: Japan is stuck in stop-go-stop mode.   © AP

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."

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