TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is on track to hold the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as planned, top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said on Friday, after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested a possible delay of a year.
Suga did not confirm or deny whether Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed Trump’s comments in a phone call earlier on Friday. The two leaders spoke for about 50 minutes about the coronavirus pandemic, among other topics, Suga said.
A senior government spokesman is set to brief on the talks shortly.
“They did not talk about travel restrictions between Japan and the United States while I was present,” he said, adding he left the talks before they ended.
Reporting by Sakura Murakami; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim