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Abe Led Decision on Tokyo Games' 1-Year Postponement

Tokyo, July 16 (Jiji Press)--Last year's decision to put off the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games for one year was led by then Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who aimed to realize the events in a "complete" form.

The decision was made on March 24, 2020, when the world had seen 400,000 novel coronavirus infections, with nearly 20,000 fatal cases.

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