Japan Rejects Trump’s Proposal to Postpone Olympics

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, speaks during dinner with U.S. President Donald Trump at the Inakaya restaurant in the Roppongi district of Tokyo, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told U.S. President Donald Trump during telephone talks on Friday that Japan is preparing to hold the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as planned despite Trump’s one-year postponement suggestion, the top government spokesman said.

In their first conversation about the coronavirus outbreak, Abe and Trump spoke about their respective countries’ efforts to contain the pneumonia-causing virus that was found in China late last year, and agreed to work together to prevent its further spread.

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