Hiroshi Mikitani, president of Rakuten Group, said in an interview with overseas media that it would be extremely dangerous and too risky to hold the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in the midst of delayed vaccination with the new coronavirus. It was.
Rakuten Group President Mikitani said in an interview with CNN in the United States on the 14th that the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics said, "It is true that vaccination is delayed, and it is a big international event that attracts people from all over the world. It's very dangerous and too risky. I'm against holding it. "
When asked if the event could be canceled, he said, "There are all possibilities. I talk to people from other countries in private, but many people are not very supportive of this event. I haven't. "
On top of that, President Mikitani said, "To be honest, I call it something like suicide," regarding the Japanese government's policy of hosting the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer.