• Kyodo


A test conducted last week to control traffic volumes on Tokyo’s Metropolitan Expressway during the 2020 Olympic Games achieved a reduction far smaller than the targeted 30 percent, the land ministry has said.

Given the results of the test conducted on Wednesday and Friday, the organizing committee for the games will start making detailed plans for introducing a so-called road-pricing system to charge variable tolls depending on the time of day during the event, officials of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism said Saturday.

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