Tokyo Olympics: Japanese cities left in limbo over ‘host town’ deals as coronavirus concerns persist

May 13, 2021 | INVESTING

Japanese communities planning to welcome athletes from around the world – including Hong Kong – before the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics remain unsure whether the “host town” programme will proceed due to disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Across Japan, 528 towns agreed to host athletes from 184 countries and regions before the Olympics, scheduled to begin on July 23, and the Paralympics, which start on August 24.Yonezawa, about 200km north of Tokyo, was due to host the Hong Kong…

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