People in Japan are likely to enjoy fewer firework displays next summer due to the commitment of security personnel and resources to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Organizers of fireworks events are already planning to cancel next year's shows or front-load the summer schedule to avoid the Tokyo Games, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Sumida River Fireworks Festival, normally held on the last Saturday in July, will instead take place on July 11 next year to make way for the Summer Olympics from July 24 through Aug. 9.