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January 18, 2017

Asia: Sparks Fly as Government Plans to Shut Tokyo Big Sight for 2020 Games

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Japan's exhibitions industry has reacted with fury and incredulity at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s decision to close Tokyo Big Sight for seven months to use it as the international media centre before and during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The industry says the decision means the largest purpose-built venue of its kind in the city will be unavailable for exhibitions between April and October 2020, forcing the cancellation or significant down-sizing of 170 exhibitions to be held at Tokyo Big Sight during the seven-month period.

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