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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tokyo 2020 playbooks game out COVID scenarios: 4 things to know

Suga and organizers insist Games will be 'safe and secure' despite local opposition

Japan's Yoshihide Kiryu, far left, makes a false start during a men's 100-meters heat at a test event at Tokyo's National Stadium on Sunday.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says it will be possible to hold the Tokyo Olympics in July, despite extending emergency restrictions on Tokyo and three other prefectures till the end of May.

As critical cases in the nation rise over 1,000 and the capital remains in limbo for three more weeks, opposition lawmakers are calling for the Games to be canceled -- in line with 59% of respondents to a Yomiuri newspaper poll published Monday.

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