— Published 4 December 2020

Suga repeats his confidence

Yoshihide Suga stays upright in his boots. The Japanese Prime Minister believes in the Tokyo Games next year. He even imagines them “safe and secure”, even as Japan is currently facing the worst wave of infections on record since the start of the health crisis. The Asian archipelago’s new strongman assured him in a pre-recorded speech to the United Nations General Assembly. “I will continue to spare no effort to ensure that the Games are safe and secure”, he said during a special two-day UN session organized since Thursday, December 3 and devoted entirely to the coronavirus pandemic. The Prime Minister took the opportunity to reiterate that the Tokyo Games will provide “proof that humanity has overcome the pandemic next year”. He also insisted on the need for the international community to unite to fight the virus.