Japan ruling party official says no change to party policy to support Olympics

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Secretary general of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Toshihiro Nikai, said in a written statement on Thursday that there is no change to party policy of providing support to stage a safe and secure Tokyo Olympics.

Nikai earlier said cancelling this year's Olympics in Tokyo remains an option if the coronavirus crisis becomes too dire.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)