JAPAN: 2020 Summer Olympics

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Japanese Olympic Committee Joc President Tsunekazu Takeda and Naoki Governor of Tokyo attend the IOC Tokyo 2020 Orientation Seminar © Imago/AFLOSPORT

The human rights situation in the host country of the 2020 Summer Olympics seems to be deteriorating. The government fails to effectively address discrimination against foreigners. The asylum procedure is too strict; in 2013 only six out of 3.700 applicants were granted asylum. The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets, which came into force in December 2014, could be used to limit access to information that citizens need to hold their government accountable for their acts. And Japan still upholds the death penalty.

For now, Amnesty is not concerned that human rights violations will take place in association with the sporting event.

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