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Japan to extend COVID restrictions for 30m people until after Olympics

Organizers under pressure to cut spectators if restrictions remain in Tokyo

Tokyo, which is hosting the Olympics in under three weeks, could face an extension of COVID measures, as cases remain high. (Photo by Shihoko Nakaoka) 

TOKYO -- Japan is set to extend its coronavirus quasi-state of emergency in Tokyo and three nearby prefectures a little more than two weeks ahead of the opening of the Olympic Games, Nikkei has learned.

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