Tokyo Olympics to Hurt Small Firms as It Shuts Exhibition Site

  • Closure of Big Sight may lead to $16 billion loss in sales
  • Japan’s biggest exhibition site to close more than six months

How Tokyo Olympics Could Hurt Small Businesses

Nobuo Nakano, a 65 year-old business owner from Niigata, has more than tripled the size of his small engineering company over the past two decades as he travels regularly to Tokyo to display his goods and talk to customers at the nation’s largest exhibition site. He fears a sharp drop in business with the Tokyo Olympics, as the capital is set to close Big Sight for more than six months to host the media during the Games.

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