Japan Communist Party chairman
Kazuo Shii criticizes IOC officials for
treating Japan as a colony
- Tokyo Olympics
Jiji Press, May 27, 2021
Translated by Teiichi Aoyama
Independen Media E-wave Tokyo
Photo JIJI Press
Kazuo Shii, chairman of the Communist Party of Japan
In a press conference on May 27, Kazuo Shii, chairman of the Communist Party of Japan, harshly criticized a series of statements by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) official who stated that the Tokyo Olympics could be held this summer even under a state of emergency declared to combat the spread of the new coronavirus.
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Mr. Shii stressed that the IOC's decision to prioritize the holding of the Olympics over the lives of the Japanese people is unacceptable. As the government of the host country and the one responsible for the lives of its citizens, I strongly urge you to make an immediate decision to cancel the Games," he said.