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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tokyo hotel rapped for 'Japanese only' notice for elevator use

Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu intended to separate the flow of guests related to Olympics

A view of the Tokyo Big Site, which houses the Olympics Main Press Center and the International Broadcast Center, ahead of the Tokyo Summer Olympics.   © Reuters

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A hotel in central Tokyo has posted "Japanese only" and "foreigners only" notices in front of its elevators in an attempt to step up anti-coronavirus measures ahead of the Olympics, but removed them after facing criticism, hotel officials said Sunday.

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