<em>Omotenashi</em> — Japanese hospitality?

| Feb 28, 2015

Omotenashi — Japanese hospitality?

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As the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee's appointed "Cool Tokyo" ambassador, multilingual television journalist Christel Takigawa set media buzzing worldwide with her Sept. 7, 2013, speech to the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires in which she made great play of the word "motenashi" by ...

Options allow Tokyo to be more accessible

Feb 7, 2015

Options allow Tokyo to be more accessible

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Former anchorwoman Christel Takigawa referenced the country's spirit of selfless hospitality in her presentation to the International Olympic Committee in 2013, a speech that helped persuade the IOC to give Japan the rights to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This hospitality, or omotenashi, ...