Palace: Japan Emperor ‘Worried’ About Olympics Amid Pandemic

The delayed games open July 23, and the Paralympics begin a month later.

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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2020, file photo, Japan's Emperor Naruhito wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus attends to formally open an extraordinary Diet session at the upper house of parliament in Tokyo. Naruhito appears to be “extremely worried” about the possibility the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics could trigger the spread of the coronavirus as feared by many people, head of Japanese imperial palace said Thursday, June 24, 2021 with the games coming up in one month. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
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