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Japan not to send out senior authorities to Beijing Olympics

BREAKING NEWS: China gets in touch with Japan to support Beijing Olympics

Picture taken in Beijing on Dec. 9, 2021, shows logo designs of the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Canada, Australia and Britain stated earlier they will not send government authorities to next years Winter Games, joining the United States in their diplomatic boycott over Chinas human rights record. (Kyodo) == Kyodo.

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The Japanese government quit on a plan to send senior officials to the Beijing Games due to the fact that it has actually seen little improvement in the human rights circumstances in the far-western Xinjiang area and Hong Kong, the sources stated.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida connects value to human rights as a major pillar of Japans diplomacy.
” We think it is important that universal worths such as flexibility, respect of standard human rights and rule of law are ensured in China,” Matsuno said. “We have actually made the choice by comprehensively considering such factors.”.
Matsuno did not say the choice represents a diplomatic boycott, informing a press conference that the government “does not have an unique term” to explain the relocation.
The statement was made by Matsuno instead of Kishida as Japan is attempting not to directly provoke the Chinese management, specifically as Japan and China are set to mark the 50th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations in 2022, according to the sources.
The 2 others who will attend the games are Japanese Olympic Committee head Yasuhiro Yamashita and Japanese Paralympic Committee chief Kazuyuki Mori.
The government apparently believed attendance by Hashimoto would achieve a balance with China, which sent out Gou Zhongwen, head of the General Administration of Sport of China, to the Tokyo Olympics this summertime.
There were growing calls within the judgment Liberal Democratic Party for a diplomatic boycott, and previous Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who fulfilled Kishida on Thursday, is thought to have prompted Kishida to make the announcement rapidly.
The United States and other nations such as Australia, Britain and Canada have actually announced comparable steps. China has slammed the United States and other countries for their action relating to the Beijing Olympics, stating politicizing sports protests the spirit of the Olympic Charter.

Japan will not send a federal government delegation to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, the top government spokesman said Friday, a decision viewed as in line with a U.S.-led diplomatic boycott of the sporting spectacle over Chinas human rights record.
Japanese athletes will go to the February games as arranged, according to government sources. Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno stated Japan will send Seiko Hashimoto, a House of Councillors legislator and president of the organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics held this summer season, and 2 others.