Visa International said it would open a customer service center in Nagano, Japan, on Feb. 6 - the day before the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games there.

Visa, a corporate sponsor of the Olympics, said the centrally located facility would offer general assistance and emergency services to Visa card and travelers check customers. It will close Feb. 23, the day after the games end. Round-the-clock telephone service will also be available.

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