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New Japanese PM gets word out: He supports Tokyo Olympics

WorldNews Thursday, 17 September 2020
New Japanese PM gets word out: He supports Tokyo OlympicsTOKYO : Japan's new prime minister has gotten the word out to the president of the International Olympic Committee that he is behind next year's delayed Tokyo Games. Yoshiro Mori, the head of the local organizing committee and also a former prime minister, said Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has a 'strong commitment' to...
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