As venues’ construction remains on track for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, we’re learning of new attractions the city is implementing to try to make this edition of the Summer Games especially memorable.
Organizers of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games revealed the location of the Host Town House, slated to be established at Musashino University’s Ariake Campus located in the capital’s Koto Ward.
The Host Town House is where foreign athletes ‘will be encouraged to interact with local residents and learn more about Japan’s various regions.’ Athletes can signup for exchange activities, sample the culture and attract international visitors.
The house is part of the 2020 Host Town project modeled on the successful “One School, One Country” campaign in which elementary and junior high schools from around Japan helped promote their regions during the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. (Kyodo News)
390 local governments throughout Japan have registered to participate in the project so far, which was originally initiated back in 2016.