Hotel in Tokyo apologized for separate elevators for Japanese

Social media users criticized the Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu in Tokyo, which because of anti-coronavirus measures before the summer Olympics tried to separate guests from Japan and foreign guests. It is reported by Reuters on Monday, July 12.

It is noted that the elevators in the hotel appeared the signs “only for Japanese” and “only for foreigners”.

The innovation has angered users of social networks. In particular, one blogger wrote on Twitter that “apartheid has been revived in Japan. Another user noted that “the virus has nothing to do with nationality.

A hotel representative explained that this was done because of the need to comply with the instructions of the organizers of the Olympics: they demanded to separate guests of the Games from ordinary guests.

As noted, the signs were removed from the hotel on July 12.

Earlier, on July 8, it became known that the organizers of the Olympic Games in Tokyo have decided not to allow local residents at sporting events to be held in the metropolitan area. Thus, the competitions will be held without spectators in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba.