Japan starts COVID-19 vaccinations with eye on Olympics

A man wearing a face mask cycles past the logo of the Tokyo Olympics, in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. The Olympics are scheduled to open on July 23 but recent polls show about 80% of the Japanese public want the Olympics canceled or postponed. Gov. Tatsuya Maruyama of Shimane prefecture, western Japanese, is talking about canceling the torch relay events in his area for the Tokyo Games, reported on Wednesday. Maruyama is unhappy with COVID-19 prevention measures surrounding the relay.