Tokyo MX: how college students really feel about volunteering for the Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo MX did an unscientific survey of 100 people around college towns to find out whether anyone they met wanted to volunteer for the Olympics. Unsurprisingly, as this blog has mentioned, a majority of them do not.

It also asks whether Meiji University students understand why their school has already decided to change their 2020 examination schedules to accommodate the Olympics. Should a school prioritize studies and research, or should it bow down unapologetically to national demands? Or is should it follow, like most things, a nebulous standard?

This YouTube comment is also interesting:

地方の学生が五輪ボランティアに参加します。泊まるところがありません。お金もありません。知り合いもいません。どうやって数日間ボランティアすんの?

Students from other prefectures will volunteer at the Olympics. There is no place for them to stay. They have no money. They know no one in Tokyo. How on earth will they volunteer at all?

You should ask the same question for everyone coming from outside Japan!