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Tokyo to ask stores and offices to help Olympic fans keep cool

City hopes businesses open doors to let spectators escape harsh summer

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics mascots join children in "uchimizu," a traditional way of mitigating heat in the summer.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Tokyo government is considering having office buildings, convenience stores and other privately owned facilities keep spectators cool during next year's Summer Olympics and Paralympics to save on the cost of building new shelters, Nikkei has learned.

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