Protest! Artists hold art exhibitions to boycott Tokyo Olympics: Japanese government ignores people

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 Protest! Artists hold art exhibitions to boycott Tokyo Olympics: Japanese government ignores people


Due to the epidemic situation, the Tokyo Olympic Games were postponed for one year to be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021, while the Paralympic Games were held from August 24 to September 5. However, with the further deterioration of the epidemic situation, whether the Tokyo Olympic Games can be held in a years time has become increasingly pessimistic. In a survey of volunteers, more than 80% of them expressed their concern about whether the virus could be controlled. According to a public opinion survey conducted by Kyodo news agency in July, about 70% of the respondents also believed that the Olympic Games should be postponed or cancelled again.

An art group organized by 20 people spontaneously expressed their protest against the Tokyo Olympics. A week-long art exhibition was held in Tokyo Art Space near the new national stadium. Artists hope to express their attitude with their own works. Some of them include photos of Fukushima area after the nuclear disaster in 2011, pointing out that the Japanese government has completely ignored the needs of the public and only pays attention to the Olympic Games. Now many people think it is impossible to hold the Olympic Games Even after next year.

Although there are many people protesting, the Tokyo government, the Olympic Organizing Committee and the International Olympic Committee are still committed to the smooth holding of the Tokyo Olympic Games in a years time. Even if there are no spectators, unless the epidemic situation continues to worsen, the loss of cancelling the Tokyo Olympic Games will be beyond the responsibility of all parties.