Easing Traffic Congestion During 2020 Tokyo Games

Easing traffic congestion during 2020 Tokyo Games

The Japanese government is to ask firms to take steps to ease traffic congestion during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Government officials met on Tuesday to discuss measures to ensure athletes and spectators will be transported smoothly. Tokyo metropolitan government officials, organizing committee members and representatives of business groups also took part in the meeting.

The minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Yoshitaka Sakurada, said measures for reducing congestion are important, and he hopes that businesses will quickly draw up action plans.

Officials will ask firms to change distribution routes and promote telework.