THE INFLUENCE OF COVID-19 AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES ON THE MARKET BUSINESS OF JAPAN
Keywords:Olympic Games, COVID-19, Japan, market business
The Summer Olympics are the largest international sporting event in the world. Over 200 sports nations take part in them every 4 years and represent a real organizational challenge for the host country. The organization of the games requires large financial resources that the host country would have to allocate. The Tokyo Olympics in 2020 faced unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which increased the price of the games, which is already a record. Economists and organizers predicted that the Games in Tokyo would have an impact of as much as 292 billion dollars on the overall economy of Japan. Economists in Japan have raised expectations that the Tokyo Olympics will sharply strengthen not only the country's tourism industry, but also the construction business, while encouraging consumption, which together would increase Japan's market business. With the appearance of the corona virus, the Olympics were postponed for one year, which eventually led to a ban on watching at the venue of the postponed event. These bans, on the one hand, increased the cost of maintenance three times, and on the other hand, reduced revenues several times, which had a great impact on the Japanese market. This paper investigates the impact of covid-19 and the Olympic Games on Japan's market operations using regression and correlation analysis. Based on the analysis, the negative impact of Covid-19 on the market operations of Japan and the positive impact of the Olympics, especially in the year of maintenance, were proven, regardless of the fact that additional funds were invested.
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