I am sending you my message addressed to President Bach of the IOC.
With the Covid-19 crisis seriously aggravating with new Indian dangerous variants,
it is becoming more and more difficult to justify the holding of the
Tokyo Olympic Games as planned.
With warmest regards,
Former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:43 PM
Subject: Increasing media report on the influence of the Olympic Games
Dear President Thomas Bach,
Today’s TBS television program ”Morning Show” was surprisingly frank in
explaining the influence of the Tokyo Olympic Games vis-à-vis the declarations
of the State of Emergency. According to the TV program, it was shortened in view of the start of the Olympic Torch Relay and the current state of emergency starting today is to end on May 17, earlier than some distinguished experts demand, and this, in view of your possible visit to Japan.
I hope this piece of information will help you in deciding the details of your coming visit to Japan.
With warmest and highest regards,
Former Japanese Ambassador to Japan
P.S.I am attaching my interview article published 4 days ago in the monthly magazine “Gekkan Nippon”.
It is in Japanese, but you are fully informed of my position by my numerous preceding messages.