Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Will Fee
Opinion

Opinion

Will Fee

In Tokyo Olympics, an all-too-fleeting glimpse of a youthful and diverse Japan

  • Support for torch-bearer Naomi Osaka and early success for Japanese athletes, many of them very young, coalesced into a wave of positivity that felt like a genuine cultural turning point
  • That positivity is crumbling, though, as the Games wind down and new Covid-19 cases in Tokyo reach unprecedented levels

Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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