The infrastructure ministry and the elevator industry agreed that drinking water and portable toilets should be stored in elevators in preparation for emergency stoppages after earthquakes, the ministry said.
The agreement was reached at a meeting after a magnitude-8.1 earthquake struck near islands south of Tokyo on Saturday evening, causing about 19,000 elevators to stop in the capital and neighboring prefectures, the ministry said Tuesday.
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