Opinion polls show that some 60% of Japanese now want the games canceled, local media say.
The government has not budged, but now it faces a challenging new problem. It needs to secure medical resources for the Olympics.
Some medical institutions and local governments are saying they don't have any to spare.
Only 1% of Japan's population has been fully vaccinated. This week, a publishing company took out a full-page ad in three Japanese newspapers showing a coronavirus image.