Kazunori Takishima bought 100 Tokyo 2020 tickets, saving and planning for years in hopes of attending the most Olympic events ever.
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More than 60 Japanese companies together paid a record of more than $3 billion to sponsor the Tokyo Games, an event most Japanese now want canceled or delayed again.
Sponsors also worry that organizers have not told them what contingency plans there are in case the pandemic derails the games again this year.
Many women lack the job security of male workers, with more than half holding vulnerable part-time, contract or temporary jobs.