- Draft suggests Tokyo 2020 Olympics to go ahead
- Sticks to aim of primary budget surplus by FY2025/26
- To reassess fiscal target by March 2022 due to coronavirus
TOKYO, June 16 (Reuters) – Japan’s government will include a pledge to achieve a “safe and secure” Tokyo Olympic Games in its economic blueprint due out on Friday, according to a final draft seen by Reuters on Wednesday.
An earlier draft blueprint only called for making the Olympics leave “various legacies” behind, while the final version appeared to stress the government’s resolve to go ahead with the Games.
The final draft came days after Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he had won support at a G7 summit meeting in Britain for holding the Olympics despite public concern that the sports extravaganza could worsen the spread of coronavirus infections.