"The World and Japan" Database (Project Leader: TANAKA Akihiko)
Database of Japanese Politics and International Relations
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA), The University of Tokyo

[Title] Press Conference by the Prime Minister regarding the Announcement by the United States of Its Diplomatic Boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics

[Date] December 7, 2021
[Source] Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
[Notes] Provisional Translation
[Full text]

I am aware that the United States has announced its diplomatic boycott of the Beijing (Pekin) Olympic and Paralympic Games. We will decide how Japan should respond to the matter in light of our national interests, based on a comprehensive consideration of the significance of the Olympics and what the Games would mean for Japan's diplomacy. This is our basic stance.