The survey showed 39.2% want the Games
scrapped, while 32.8% favour another delay. Only 24.5% of
respondents want the world's largest sporting event to go ahead
Tokyo on Monday began a month-long period of quasi-emergency
measures to blunt a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections driven by
virulent mutant strains.
More than 92.6% of respondents felt anxiety about the resurgence
of infections, the Kyodo survey conducted from April 10 to 12
While vaccination shots for people aged 65 and above began at
some 120 sites across the country on Monday, the imported doses
are still in short supply and the pace of inoculations is
unlikely to stop the latest wave of infections.
The survey found that about 60% of people were dissatisfied with
Japan's progress on vaccinations.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's cabinet approval rate rose 1.9
percentage points from a month earlier to 44%, while his
disapproval rating was at 36.1%, the survey showed.
(Reporting by Eimi Yamamitsu; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
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