Tokyo Olympics 1964 Desert Drought

Prior to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, a lack of rainfall resulted in concerns of a “Tokyo Desert” or “Olympic Drought”. See: Splashing around Tokyo’s water infrastructure

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  1. […] ‘Tokyo desert’ or ‘Olympic Drought’: “in the 1960s, Japan’s booming economic development, coupled with reduced rainfall in the Kanto region, led to water shortages in Tokyo, leaving much of the city with water for only 9 hours a day. While Japan prepared for its coming-out party at the 1964 Olympics, the capital contended with the unfortunate nickname “Tokyo Desert” […]

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