Japan to Boost Quake-Linked Info for Foreigners in Tokyo Games


Rio de Janeiro, Jan. 8 (Jiji Press)—Japan will strengthen efforts to disseminate information on its anti-earthquake measures in multiple languages for visitors from abroad during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Suzuki Shun'ichi, minister in charge of the Tokyo Games, said Monday.

Japan has already run simulations and designated evacuation locations in preparation for possible earthquakes during the Tokyo Games, but not all foreign people are aware of these locations, said Suzuki, who was on a three-day tour of venues used for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games from Sunday.

The government will create a firm system for responding to earthquakes, using the quadrennial sporting event as a good opportunity, Suzuki said.

On doping tests during the 2020 Games, Suzuki said, "I can't say we are perfectly ready."

Japan will accelerate related efforts, including those to secure staff members for doping tests and improve their testing accuracy, Suzuki said, pointing to the fact that fewer than 1,000 days are left before the 2020 Games.

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