Olympics: Japan to use soccer lottery revenue for stadium peripherals

TOKYO — The Japanese government decided Thursday to use part of revenue from the “Toto” soccer lottery to pay for peripheral devices to be set up at the new national stadium that will serve as the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The expenditures, anticipated to total around 18 billion yen (about 2 million), will be used to install equipment such as surveillance cameras, Wi-Fi connections and lockers, government officials said.

The amount is not included in the Japan Sport Council’s contract worth about 149 billion yen with a joint venture including construction giant Taisei Corp. to build the new stadium. PNA/Kyodo-northboundasia.com