The new crown pneumonia epidemic has brought about a series of changes. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until July this year. This is undoubtedly one of them that cannot be ignored. As the meeting period approaches, the attitude of the Japanese people towards the Olympics has gradually become clear. Japan’s “Yomiuri Shimbun” recently reported that a poll conducted by the agency recently showed that 77% of Japanese respondents opposed the entry of foreign audiences into Japan to watch the Tokyo Olympics. According to reports, the survey was conducted by telephone, and the number of effective answers was 1066. Although the sample size of the poll is not large, it is enough to show that most Japanese people give priority to life safety rather than Olympic carnival. According to this report, the Japanese government has basically determined that the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games will refuse to receive ordinary overseas audiences.
If we look at the impact of the epidemic on the mentality of people around the world, Japan is a realistic example. At a time when the global epidemic of new crown pneumonia has not subsided, this attitude is not so much a rational choice as it is an instinctive reflection. It is an unthinking under the constant torment of anxiety and anxiety given by the epidemic. Frankly speaking, in the face of the threat of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, if this issue is heard from the people of another country, there will definitely be voices of opposition. Any romantic idea that is out of the real conditions can’t escape the soul torture of “live or die”. Therefore, the collective refusal attitude of the Japanese people should be fully understood, and it is not appropriate to make excessive interpretations or emotional reactions.
In response to the impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the Japanese government and people have made more than a year of hard work, but the public’s satisfaction with the government’s anti-epidemic performance is not optimistic. Strict control over the entry of foreigners has been an important means for countries to prevent and control the epidemic in the past period of time. According to a recent report by the Nikkei Shimbun, the Japanese government will continue to maintain strict measures on the entry of foreigners. In fact, since the end of last year, the Japanese government has banned all foreigners from entering the country in principle. According to the consensus reached after the five-party talks of the International Olympic Committee, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, and the Japanese government, the issue of whether to allow foreign audiences to enter Japan to watch the Olympic Games will be decided at the end of March, but both Japanese media and analysts It is generally believed that the final answer is definitely “reject”. Regardless of the outcome, adaptive adjustments based on the risk of the epidemic may be inevitable. This means that the epidemic has not only changed the duration of the Olympics, but may also further change the way of watching the Olympics. The Olympic Games have undergone important changes in history under the influence of ideology, war and other factors. This year’s Tokyo Olympics may show a special appearance that is different from everyone’s familiarity due to the new crown epidemic, and it will also become an important part of the history of the Olympics. page.
There is an old Chinese saying that “there is unpredictable situation in the sky.” In the era of globalization, with more and more global problems, this kind of uncertainty is also in a trend of accelerating development, giving mankind an unprecedented sense of risk. It is foreseeable that after the epidemic is over, economic globalization will not end. It will continue to deepen with the strengthening of the border awareness of nation-states, but it has begun a historical process of reconstruction. This process has brought about changes in part of the content of the globalization framework, as well as changes in people’s thoughts and behaviors about safety and risk on a global scale. An important global consequence brought about by the global issue of the new crown epidemic is that the rules and habits that have been taken for granted may be linked to safety factors and adjusted accordingly. The safety priority will become widespread for both individuals and the country. consensus.
The security issue has been elevated to such a high position, fundamentally it cannot be said that it is due to capital. While capital has achieved globalization, it has also created the power of anti-globalization, and finally allowed itself to face and solve the problem of restrained profit space. This is a paradox of capital logic. Around the Olympics, different subjects have different demands. What the local government sees is the use of this global event to revitalize the city and promote the development of the city; what sports enthusiasts look forward to is the burning passion and nightless carnival. Capital is indispensable in the Olympic space. With the gradual increase in the commercialization of the modern Olympics, capital has penetrated into every corner of the Olympic space and made accurate calculations. The carnival of the global people is also the time when capital is calm and busy. How to organize the Tokyo Olympics is also a major issue that worries international business giants and media giants. It is conceivable that once the number of local audiences is controlled, it will not only reduce the popularity of the scene, but also include the profit margins of capital. The number and composition of the audience watching the Olympics through different media such as television will also show that the profits are in different capitals. The distribution of the giants. In this sense, the rejection of the Japanese people may also show the meaning of resisting capital.
The Japanese public’s attitude towards the opening of the Olympics is not only a window to observe the future trend of economic globalization, but also an opportunity to reflect on the spirit of the Olympics. This is the value derived from the “Yomiuri Shimbun” poll. Since the goal of Olympicism is to make sports serve the harmonious development of mankind and is committed to promoting a peaceful society that safeguards human dignity, then, without security as a prerequisite, the significance of sports for the harmonious development of mankind cannot be realized; since the Olympics advocate peace Demonstration is a natural expression of human power. Then, following the Olympic spirit during and after the new crown epidemic may also be a concrete manifestation of the reconstruction of globalization.