‘Prime Minister Suga, please call off the Olympics’

About This Source - FRANCE 24 English

The video item below is a piece of English language content from France 24. France 24 is a French state-owned international news television network based in Paris.

Recent from FRANCE 24 English:

  • Euro 2021: Danemark dare to dream, Belgium put Finland on brink of exit
  • Euro 2021: Belgium wins 3rd straight, beats Finland 2-0
  • Euro 2021: Denmark thump Russia to make last 16 in stunning fashion
  • FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “‘Prime Minister Suga, please call off the Olympics'” – below is their description.

    IN THE PRESS – Wednesday, May 26, 2021: Iranian papers react to the exclusion of prominent moderates and reformists from upcoming presidential elections. There’s frustration after Malian generals seize power for the second time in a year. Major Japanese paper and Olympics sponsor the Asahi Shimbun pleads with the prime minister to call off the Tokyo Games. Plus: an actor apologizes to Chinese fans after calling Taiwan a “country”, and would you return a winning lottery ticket worth $1 million?

    FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: France

    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

    6 Recent Items: France

  • Euro 2021: Danemark dare to dream, Belgium put Finland on brink of exit
  • Euro 2021: Belgium wins 3rd straight, beats Finland 2-0
  • Euro 2021: Denmark thump Russia to make last 16 in stunning fashion
  • Euro 2021: The Netherlands finish group stage in style
  • NZ weightlifter Hubbard to become first transgender athlete to compete at Tokyo Olympics
  • France’s “Fête de la musique” 2021: Celebration takes place as Covid-19 restrictions ease
  • In This Story: Taiwan

    Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. Neighbouring countries include the People’s Republic of China to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south.

    The political status of Taiwan is complicated. The Republic of China (ROC) is no longer a member of the UN, having been replaced by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1971. Taiwan is claimed by the PRC, which refuses diplomatic relations with countries that recognise the ROC. Taiwan maintains official diplomatic relations with 14 out of 193 UN member states and the Holy See.

    2 Recent Items: Taiwan

  • New evidence of Uyghur children separated from their families in China – BBC News
  • US sends 2.5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan
  • In This Story: Tokyo

    Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding woods. The Imperial Palace sits amid large public gardens.

    2 Recent Items: Tokyo

  • Japan warns fans not to cheer during Olympics to prevent Covid surge – BBC News
  • NZ weightlifter Hubbard to become first transgender athlete to compete at Tokyo Olympics
  • Leave a Comment