TOKYO -- Toshihiro Nikai, the secretary-general of Japan's ruling party, on Thursday said canceling the Tokyo Olympics could be an option if the coronavirus spreads further, though a senior government official later told Nikkei that "it is impossible to cancel the Olympics."
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Canceling Tokyo Olympics is an 'option,' ruling party's No. 2 says
LDP's Nikai later walks back comment as Suga says no change in preparations