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Japan hasn't agreed on additional costs for Olympics delay-Suga

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Published on April 21, 2020 - Duration: 01:15s

Japan hasn't agreed on additional costs for Olympics delay-Suga

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Japan has not agreed to shoulder the additional costs for the postponement of the 2020 Olympics.

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Japan hasn't agreed on additional costs for Olympics delay-Suga

VIDEO SHOWS: NEWS CONFERENCE BY JAPANESE CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY YOSHIHIDE SUGA, SOUNDBITES OF SUGA, FILE FOOTAGE OF NATIONAL STADIUM BUILD FOR OLYMPICS RESENDING COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: TOKYO, JAPAN (APRIL 21, 2020) (TV TOKYO - Broadcasters: NO USE JAPAN / MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY "TV TOKYO" WHEN VIDEO IS USED ON CABLE, COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE IN JAPAN BY CNN, CNNI, BBC WORLD, NBC & CNBC.

Digital: NO USE JAPANESE WEBSITES) 1.

JAPANESE CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY, YOSHIHIDE SUGA, WALKING INTO NEWS CONFERENCE 2.

(SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) JAPANESE CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY, YOSHIHIDE SUGA, SAYING: "There has not been an agreement on additional costs like you pointed out." 3.

NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS 4.

(SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) JAPANESE CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY, YOSHIHIDE SUGA, SAYING: "In regards to the cost needed for the delay, there was a meeting between the IOC (the International Olympic Committee) and Tokyo 2020 on the 16th (of April).

The IOC and Japan-side have agreed that the handling of the situation including the costs from the delay is a shared task and that both sides will assess and discuss together.

That's my understanding." 5.

SUGA LISTENING TO QUESTION 6.

SUGA BOWING / LEAVING FROM NEWS CONFERENCE TOKYO, JAPAN (FILE - DECEMBER 15, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 7.

OLYMPIC RINGS OUTSIDE OF NATIONAL STADIUM 8.

VARIOUS OF EXTERIOR OF NATIONAL STADIUM STORY: Japan has not agreed to shoulder the additional costs for the postponement of the 2020 Olympics, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday (April 21), after Kyodo News reported Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had committed to cover the costs.

The agency reported that Abe has agreed to shoulder $3 billion, in line with the existing contract earlier on Tuesday.

"It's not true there has been an agreement on an additional cost burden," Suga told reporters at a regular press briefing.

Suga added the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 organisers have agreed to access on how to handle the costs from the one-year delay together at their meeting on April 16.

(Production: Hideto Sakai, Akiko Okamoto)

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