6/19, 12:44 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Tokyo bars Olympics public viewing events

Japanese authorities have announced they will cancel all six of planned Tokyo's public viewing events related to the 2020 Summer Olympics.

"We have decided to cancel these live viewing sites that gather people," the city's Governor Yuriko Koike (pictured) said. "On the other hand, we will make greater use of the web to create exciting atmospheres for the Games and to disseminate various cultural information," she added.

Earlier this week, Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato stated that the government will decide soon whether to allow domestic fans to attend the events at the Olympics.

Breaking the News / MD