People in protective face masks due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID 19) walk next to Omega clock for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after the announcement of the games' postponement to the summer of 2021, in Tokyo. Photo: Via: Reuters
People in protective face masks due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID 19) walk next to Omega clock for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after the announcement of the games' postponement to the summer of 2021, in Tokyo. Photo: Via: Reuters

No, it's not Eishkom as countdown clock switched off at Tokyo station clock

By Reuters Time of article published Mar 25, 2020

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TOKYO – Passers-by in front of Tokyo Station gathered around a popular Olympics countdown clock to take pictures on Wednesday as it stopped displaying the number of days until the Games after the event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics had been scheduled to kick off on July 24, and on Tuesday the countdown was still showing 122 days as well as the hours, minutes and seconds until the open.

But on Wednesday the countdown had been replaced by the current date - "25-3" for March 25 in the days display - and the current time, after the International Olympic Committee decided to postpone the Games by one year.

The clock from sponsor Omega has been a draw for locals as well as tourists taking selfies in front of the iconic red-brick station building. 

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