每日英語跟讀 Ep.885: About Japan - Japanese baseball fan enters empty stadium via robot
One lucky baseball fan was taken inside the otherwise empty Tokyo Dome for Yomiuri Giants’ win on Tuesday via a monitor mounted on a robot she controlled from home.
Nippon Professional Baseball teams have begun their season without fans in stadia due to restrictions implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19, yet 14-year-old Futaba Tsuchiya was given special access via the monitor.
Tsuchiya also interviewed two Giants players and spoke to cheerleaders as she toured the 55,000 capacity Tokyo Dome.
Giants, Japan’s most popular and successful team, are giving one fan the chance to interact with the players in this way during every home game, but only if they win.
Fortunately for the Giants and Tsuchiya, they edged Hiroshima Carp 3-2 to make it four wins from four since the delayed start of the season on Friday.
Parts of facilities for 2020 Tokyo Olympics taken down for now 2020年東京奧運設施的某些部分被暫時拆除
With the postponed competitions now more than a year away, some parts of the stadiums built for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are being dismantled for safety reasons.
According to the organizers, they are only taking things apart that could be dangerous to leave in place, such as temporary stands, until the Olympics and Paralympics are held next summer.
On June 9, dismantled stands were removed by a crane at Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo’s Koto Ward, where three-on-three basketball and sports climbing competitions are scheduled to be held.
Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1380854 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1382571