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July 2021 Exhibition: 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics
July 3 - August 6, 2021
1964 SUMMER OLYMPICS (AP Photo)
The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the XVIII Olympiad, were held in Tokyo from October 10 to 24. The games were a venue to show the world that Japan was no longer a wartime enemy, but a country of peace. To demonstrate their recovery from the war, many infrastructure projects were initiated including, Shinkansen train service between Osaka and Tokyo, modernization of Haneda Airport, and construction of numerous highways, expressways and subway lines. In an effort to beautify Tokyo, streets and rivers were cleaned up and there was an increase of greenery planted throughout the city. The Tokyo Olympics were the first to be held in Asia. It was the first time that computers were used to improve the accuracy in the timing and scoring and the first to be telecasted internationally.