People wearing masks take pictures of the Olympic flame exhibited in Fukushima on March 24, 2020, before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were postponed for a year. Photo: Kyodo
People wearing masks take pictures of the Olympic flame exhibited in Fukushima on March 24, 2020, before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were postponed for a year. Photo: Kyodo
Peter Wynn Kirby
Opinion

Opinion

Peter Wynn Kirby

Covid-19, Fukushima legacy and other obstacles stand in the way of Japan’s ‘Recovery Olympics’

  • Japan has worked very hard to show that the post-tsunami disaster zone is safe, yet public opinion is turning against the Games
  • The problems that led to the Fukushima crisis – lack of transparency and an obstinate and out-of-touch leadership – are still evident

People wearing masks take pictures of the Olympic flame exhibited in Fukushima on March 24, 2020, before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were postponed for a year. Photo: Kyodo
People wearing masks take pictures of the Olympic flame exhibited in Fukushima on March 24, 2020, before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were postponed for a year. Photo: Kyodo
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