Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee is implementing the project “Making Medals Out of Urban Mines: Everyone’s Medal Project”, which aims to create Olympic medals out of discarded small electric devices.
A collection box has been set near the MEXT entrance. MEXT Minister Hayashi has posted a used mobile phone in the box.

Minister Hayashi spoke about his expectations for this historic effort to create a movement with everyone, with less than 2 years remaining until the Tokyo Games. Hayashi said this is also part of this effort, saying it is significant to have everyone come together to make medals out of once-used  mobile phones and electric devices.