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SoftBank’s Son Joins Growing Calls Opposing Tokyo Olympic Games

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WATCH: Japan’s government is considering whether to extend a state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas until about a month before the capital is due to host the Olympics, according to reports. Meanwhile, SoftBank’s Son joined growing criticism of the plan to hold the Olympics as scheduled .Isabel Reynolds reports.(Source: Bloomberg)

Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder and top executive of SoftBank Group Corp., joined growing criticism of the plan to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer as scheduled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Now, more than 80% of the people want to postpone or call off the Olympics. Who is going to push for it, with what rights?” Son, known as an outspoken business leader, tweeted on Saturday. His comments came hours after a top official of International Olympic Committee said the Games can be held even if the city remains under a state of coronavirus emergency, according to Kyodo.