Japan ruling party official says no change to party policy to support Olympics

FILE PHOTO: Olympic rings are seen near the National Stadium in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) – The Secretary general of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Toshihiro Nikai, said in a written statement on Thursday that there is no change to party policy of providing support to stage a safe and secure Tokyo Olympics.

Nikai earlier said cancelling this year’s Olympics in Tokyo remains an option if the coronavirus crisis becomes too dire.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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