April 21, 2020 / 3:11 AM / 4 months ago

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

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks at a news conference after the reshuffling of the Japanese cabinet at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has not agreed to shoulder the additional costs for the postponement of the 2020 Olympics, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday, after Kyodo News reported Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had committed to cover the costs.

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

Reporting by Takashi Umekawa; Editing by Chris Gallagher

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