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Senior Japanese Olympic Committee official takes personal life by leaping in entrance of subway prepare – media

Senior Japanese Olympic Committee official takes own life by jumping in front of subway train – media

An official working for Japan’s nationwide Olympic group has apparently ended his personal life within the Tokyo Metro system, a report says. The Olympic Video games are set to kick off in Japan’s capital subsequent month.

Yasushi Moriya, who led the Japanese Olympic Committee’s accounting division, jumped in entrance of a Tokyo subway prepare on Monday morning, Nippon TV’s Information24 channel reported, citing Tokyo metropolitan police sources.

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In response to the report, Moriya, 52, was recognized by his ID card. He was taken to a hospital and died from his accidents round two hours later. Whereas police are nonetheless analyzing the main points, Moriya’s demise is believed to be a suicide, the information outlet mentioned.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games, which had been cancelled final yr as a result of pandemic, will kick off on July 23 and finish on August 8.

The game occasions can be held with out abroad followers and underneath in depth well being security measures. A lot of polls launched final month confirmed that almost all of individuals in Japan favored canceling or suspending the video games resulting from Covid-19.

In the meantime, a ballot carried out by the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper on June 4-6 confirmed that the perspective in direction of the video games could also be altering, with 50% saying the Olympics ought to go on as deliberate, whereas 48% mentioned they need to be cancelled.

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