The premier's remarks came a day after Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said in an interview with a local sports daily the Olympics will have to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic isn't brought under control by next year
Japan has asked for a one-year postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympics over coronavirus pandemic. The Olympics have never before been postponed but were cancelled in 1916, 1940 and 1944 during the two world wars
The call, which was also expected to feature Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike, organising committee chief Yoshiro Mori and Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto, was scheduled for around 8pm local time (1100 GMT)
Shinzo Abe hopes to use the Tokyo Olympics as the capstone of his career as Japan's longest-serving prime minister, but the games are in doubt despite the organizers and the ICOC repeatedly saying they are going ahead on July 24 — as planned
The proposed free-trade agreement includes 10 member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and six of the bloc’s dialogue partners — China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand.
'When it comes to India's relationship with the world, Japan has an important place in it. This relationship is dated back to centuries,' Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while addressing an enthusiastic Indian diaspora in Kobe.