The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) says that announcements at competition venues during the Tokyo 2020 Games will be made in multiple languages, using an app developed with the cooperation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. The new service will also allow content displayed in writing to be converted to speech, and is being provided as part of Tokyo 2020’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion, as outlined in the Games vision.
The app, known as the Omotenashi Guide, will additionally provide updates on the status of individual competitions as well as security information and emergency information to those who do not understand Japanese or with hearing and vision impairments, allowing more people to enjoy the Games safely, securely and comfortably. The technology deployed in this initiative will subsequently be used in various scenarios by the Tokyo metropolitan government, the government of Japan and other organizations as one of the legacies of the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Details of the Omotenashi Guide service are available at https://omotenashiguide.jp/en/© Japan Today