The delayed Tokyo Olympics starts this week. However, controversy still surrounds the games going ahead, as Japan continues to battle rising infections in the country.
As athletes and support staff arrive in their thousands, we found out the feeling on the ground from people who have a different perspective on the city.
Ito Haruo, MS and Nakajima Yoshiyuki are three vendors of The Big Issue Japan. Like The Big Issue here in the UK, it is a social business that helps homeless and marginalised people earn an income.
Spending a lot of their time on the streets of Tokyo gives them a unique insight, so what do they think about the Olympics going ahead, and what sports do they enjoy themselves?
‘I can see the Olympic cauldron from my sleeping place’
Pitch: Western Tokyo
From my perspective, to prevent infection I don’t think it’s a good idea to hold the Olympics. I can see the Olympic cauldron from my sleeping place, and in the daytime foreign media people with passes making their way to the site. I think saying there is a ‘bubble’ is a stretch.