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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga hailed this summer’s Tokyo Games as a success, saying in a speech at the U.N. General Assembly that the host country “achieved what we set out to do” despite the pressures of a public that was divided over holding the event during the pandemic.

In a prerecorded video message shown on Friday, Suga also highlighted the importance of realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific amid challenges such as China’s growing assertiveness in regional waters and North Korea’s recent missile launches.

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