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Japanese Emperor Naruhito said Tuesday he hopes all athletes participating in the Tokyo Paralympics can perform to the best of their abilities despite the difficulties stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

“I hope that the closely coordinated measures implemented by you and all those involved for the prevention of infection will allow all athletes to compete in their sports in good health with complete commitment and peace of mind,” the emperor told International Paralympic Committee chief Andrew Parsons during a meeting.

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