Japan is "determined" to host the postponed Olympic and Paralympic Games "as proof that humanity has defeated the pandemic", according to the country's new Prime Minister.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach have discussed how to ensure the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are a "success" in a 15-minute phone call.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach is set to discuss Tokyo 2020 with the newly-elected Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on a telephone call.
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Yoshihide Suga has been officially confirmed as the new Prime Minister of Japan and is now in line to lead during the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Yoshihide Suga, who is set to succeed outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, has announced that he will be retaining many members of the Cabinet including Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto.
Yoshihide Suga is poised to become the new Prime Minister of Japan after a landslide victory in the Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) Presidential elections today.
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is considered the frontrunner to succeed Shinzō Abe as Prime Minister of the Olympic and Paralympic host country and has popular support, a new poll has shown.
Leading Government spokesperson says no change to Tokyo 2020 plans despite WHO coronavirus pandemic declaration
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has said Japan will continue as planned to make preparations for this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, despite the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.