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Small protests in Tokyo and Sapporo against Olympic bid

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TOKYO (AP) — A small group of protesters gathered Sunday in central Tokyo and in the northern city of Sapporo to oppose Japan’s overtures to hold the 2030…
A small group of protesters gathered Sunday in central Tokyo and in the northern city of Sapporo to oppose Japan’s overtures to hold the 2030 Winter Olympics. About 50 people gathered in each locale holding “No Olympics” banners and trying to make their case to a passing public. Sapporo is considered among the favorites to land the 2030 Games along with Salt Lake City and Vancouver. All three cities have held previous Winter Olympics. Last week, Sapporo’s city legislature rejected a proposal to hold a city-wide referendum on the issue. Cities that have held public votes have usually turned down the proposal. Sapporo officials say polling shows 52% support the bid, making a referendum unnecessary.
“It is going to cost so much,” said Yuki Kubo, a Sapporo resident, after marching through the city. “People are having a hard time making a living.

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