Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, agreed to cooperation with the United Kingdom's Prime Minister Boris Johnson regarding the coronavirus pandemic ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
In a telephone call this morning, Johnson wished Japan luck and success ahead of the Games, according to the Japanese Government, which are scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9.
However the concerns over the spread of COVID-19, this strain of coronavirus, continues and threatens the delivery of the Games.
The Olympic Games have not been cancelled since 1944 when the London Games could not go ahead due to the ongoing Second World War.
Abe also held talks with United States President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday with a video conference between leaders of the G-7 countries also set to take place tomorrow.
Those G-7 countries are the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States as well as representatives from the European Union.
Japan have had 814 cases of infection with 24 deaths to date, while the UK have 1,140 cases with 21 people dying.