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Olympic 'host towns' for 2020 join Tokyo summit to swap information

Feb 26, 2018

Olympic 'host towns' for 2020 join Tokyo summit to swap information

A state-backed summit saw officials from about 130 prefectures and municipalities converge on Tokyo over the weekend to exchange information on their plans as registered "host towns" for the 2020 Olympics. At the summit Sunday, participants exchanged information on their welcome plans for the athletes, ...

Toto hopes to clean up with new self-cleaning toilets

Jan 18, 2018

Toto hopes to clean up with new self-cleaning toilets

by Magdalena Osumi

With the upcoming 2020 Olympics in mind leading Japanese toilet-maker Toto Ltd. has recently introduced a new type of self-cleaning toilet for public restrooms, aiming to improve bathroom experiences for locals and foreign visitors to Japan. "We're seeing a surge in inbound tourism," said Hirofumi ...