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Opposing the Olympics has helped the Japanese people find their voice

Complications aside, public opinion is winning against a government slow to listen

| Japan
IOC president Thomas Bach, on a screen, and Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee president Seiko Hashimoto wave to each other on April 28: too much political pandering and happy talk about holding the Summer Olympics is infantilizing to a public.   © Reuters

Dr. Nancy Snow is Pax Mundi (World Peace) Professor of Public Diplomacy at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.

I cannot stop thinking about the 1965 song "Stop! In the Name of Love" by The Supremes. "Think it over," goes the pleading refrain as the singer, with a cheating partner, contemplates the end of their relationship.

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