One year is left until the 2020 Olympics are held, and Tokyo is busy preparing for it. But the heat of summer this year has made the event organizers anxious.
2,000 emergency transporters
In the summer of this year, Tokyo was extremely hot, and more than 2,000 people were rescued by heat stroke in the last two weeks (almost the same period as the Tokyo Olympics). It records heat exceeding 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) every day and never falls below 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) at night.
But if it ’s just the heat, so many people won’t get in an ambulance. In East Asian countries such as Tokyo, high humidity is a problem in addition to heat. Due to the high humidity, sweat does not evaporate and humans cannot adjust their body temperature, sometimes leading to death. During the day, the wind isn’t cool even when the wind blows, and hot air hits your skin.
In Japan, government agencies warn citizens to refrain from summer outdoor activities on hot summer days. The Tokyo Olympics are held in such weather.
Anxious about transportation
The roads in Tokyo are as narrow as mazes like old European cities. Therefore everywhere congestion occurs, it is not nearly that buses and taxis are operating smoothly. The train is also full every morning, and the station is crowded with many passengers.
This congestion is expected to get worse during the Tokyo Olympics. For this reason, government agencies have called on Tokyo residents to use boats for commuting during the Olympics. Ships are an old means of transportation and cannot carry so many people, but they are still expected as a means of avoiding congestion.
Furthermore, the problem of accommodation facilities is also serious. Almost all hotels in Tokyo have already been reserved for the stay of convention officials. The only way to book a hotel now is to book a single bed for $ 800 per night. This situation is confusing not only for tourists from overseas but also for those who visit the Tokyo Olympic Games from all over Japan.
The Olympic Committee mobilizes a large number of volunteers to manage the event, but no accommodation expenses are paid to the volunteers. Volunteers will pay thousands of dollars for hotel expenses and work for the Olympics without pay. There is a strong accusation about this contradiction.