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Suga stresses determination to host Tokyo Olympics in Davos session

Japanese PM reiterates commitments to free trade and open Indo-Pacific

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga addresses the Davos Agenda meetings on Jan. 29.

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday reiterated his commitment to hosting the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer, pushing back against public skepticism as COVID-19 continues to spread domestically and worldwide.

"We are determined to realize a safe and secure games as proof that humanity has defeated the new coronavirus," Suga said during an appearance at the online Davos Agenda meetings, held by the World Economic Forum through Friday.

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