• Kyodo


The ruling Liberal Democratic Party decided Wednesday to give up on the idea of introducing daylight saving time during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, citing difficulties in preparing relevant systems in time for the events.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had ordered his party to conduct a feasibility study, as public opinion was divided over whether to advance clocks as a way to deal with intense summer heat that could negatively affect athletes’ performances.

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