Preparing For 2020 Olympic Games, Tokyo Upgraded Night Scene Lighting In An All-round Way

- May 18, 2018-

In order to welcome the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, Japan is launching the project of "illuminating Tokyo at night".——light pollution

The action is to promote the night tourism of foreign tourists. The Tokyo municipal government, in collaboration with the central government and other units, plans to illuminate about 30 public facilities, and plans to standardize lighting and take measures to reduce "light pollution".——light pollution

Add more lighting points

According to a survey by the Japanese Development Bank and other units, many visiting foreign tourists have a high evaluation of Japanese traditional culture, popular culture and food, but low on Japanese night life.

In order to improve the attraction of "Tokyo night", in March, the Tokyo government chose three tourist attractions and site areas in the Tokyo region as the main lighting area. These three areas are located near Tokyo station and Huangju, Yu Tian River and seashore area, and near Chek Sai and guy.——light pollution

At present, there are 28 major lighting establishments in these three regions, and the figure is expected to double in fiscal 2020.

In the landscape planning to be revised this summer, the Tokyo municipal government plans to include the night landscape for the first time and promote lighting in residential and tourist attractions according to the location.——light pollution

Color brightness will be coordinated

The Tokyo municipal government intends to take the project in the middle part of Tokyo as a reference, taking account of the harmony of the entire urban landscape to illuminate buildings.

In 2009, the Tokyo regional development and Management Committee drafted a guide on lighting, which set a standard for color and brightness, and requested that the upper part of buildings in the area of the Tokyo station should be illuminated by warm colors before and in coordination with the lighting of the station building.——light pollution

When a new building is equipped with too bright lighting, the committee will ask the building operator to cooperate and solve the problem.

Atsuhiko Kinjo, 56, proudly said: "we often hear that the atmosphere in the whole town has been improved by moderate lighting."——light pollution

Seek appropriate brightness

Excessive lighting may have a negative effect on plants and animals, such as impeding the growth of rice plants and causing "light pollution".

In view of this, the Tokyo municipal government plans to include a requirement in its landscape plan that companies that are conducting lighting projects have to use appropriate brightness to prevent light pollution.——light pollution

In addition to lighting facilities, there are plans to set minimum lighting requirements in natural abundance areas so that people can see stars.

Nobuaki Ochi, associate professor of Toyo University, said, "I hope that more measures can be taken to make people realize that lighting may cause harm."——light pollution