Japan government officials to miss Beijing Olympics

Tobias Mueller

Germany's Tobias Mueller falls in the men's ski cross during the FIS Ski Cross World Cup 2022, part of a 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games test event at the Genting Snow Park in Chongli county, Zhangjiakou city, China's Hebei province on November 27, 2021.

Photo credit: Wang Zhao | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Government spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno did not describe the decision as a diplomatic boycott -- already announced by the US and others -- but said there were "no plans" for officials to attend the Games.

Tokyo, Japan

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