字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Japan is facing a serious conundrum. It has sunk so much money into the Olympics. Officially, 15.4 billion US dollars, and if Tokyo cancels the Games, the country stands to lose an estimated 16.5 billion. So, organizers are loathe to stop the Games. But citizens see a public health danger if the event moves forward. The majority do not want it to happen, especially because most of the country remains un-vaccinated. Aussie Spirit. The Australian Olympic softball team is the first international squad to arrive in Japan. And they're facing unprecedented restrictions. No restaurants, no sightseeing, and certainly no socializing. I think that these athletes well know that they have to take great responsibility for their own behavior as well. They're committed to do that, they're committed to not only look after themselves but do the right thing by the Japanese population as well and be ready for the Games. Most people in Japan do not want the Olympics Games to happen. They're questioning the sense of 15,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes from more than 200 countries traveling to Japan at a time when serious COVID-19 cases have recently hit new highs. And the nation's slow vaccination roll out isn't helping either. "Japan has been working hard to roll vaccines out, but demand did not match with supply - And that was from the very start." Japanese Olympic athletes are now being offered jabs. But only about two-and-a-half percent of Japan's population has been fully vaccinated so far. Despite all this, the organizers are standing firm. "Sports events are held all over the world, and as I've said, there are no examples of clusters of the infection spreading. Therefore, we believe that we don't need to think about canceling now." The arrival of Australia's softball team is a huge show of confidence in the beleaguered event. All team members tested negative after landing. But the question remains: will this be enough to restore the confidence of the Japanese public in the Games?