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Japan's new prime minister Yoshihide Suga insists Tokyo Olympics will take place next year to prove that 'humanity has defeated' coronavirus pandemic Yoshihide Suga said Japan would 'lead' the world's recovery from coronavirus  The new prime minister wants the Games to show humanity has beat Covid-19  Organisers said in February the Olympics would go ahead as scheduled in 2020  But a month later that statement was retracted due to the coronavirus pandemic

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Published: 08:40 BST, 26 September 2020 | Updated: 08:47 BST, 26 September 2020

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Japan's new prime minister has vowed the Tokyo Olympics will take place next summer 'as proof that humanity has defeated the pandemic'.

Yoshihide Suga told the UN General Assembly's virtual summit his country would 'proactively lead' the world's recovery from coronavirus.

'In the summer of next year, Japan is determined to host the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games as proof that humanity has defeated

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