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The Nikkei View

Authorities must quickly lay out path to safe and secure Olympics

Detailed measures to mitigate infection risk are still lacking

Sprinters race in a test event at Japan National Stadium in Tokyo on May 9.    © Reuters

The opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics is less than two months away. With the new coronavirus still spreading, opinion polls have consistently shown that a majority of the Japanese public wants the games to be delayed again or canceled.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said in the Diet that authorities will do their utmost to ensure the games are "safe and secure," but he has not given the specifics. Neither has the Tokyo Metropolitan Government or the Tokyo Organizing Committee done a stellar job of laying out detailed safety and security measures.

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