The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and numerous National Federations organised a large sports festival, bringing together athletes and the public at the Ajinomoto National Training Center and etc. More than 10,000 children and adults had the chance to meet 77 Olympians, Paralympians and athletes from both the summer and winter Olympic Games.
On Saturday, 6 October, a tree-planting ceremony was held on the Sea Forest Island. Now in a development phase, once complete the Sea Forest will reconnect Tokyo with the sea.
The man-made island is included in the Tokyo 2020 plan as a proposed location for Rowing, Canoe-Kayak (sprint), Equestrian (cross-country), Sailing, Golf and Cycling (mountain bike).
Thanks to tree-planting activities like the one this weekend, officials estimate that an 88-hectare forest will be complete in the near future.
Around 10,000 visitors gathered at National Training Centre to enjoy sport with 77 athletes including London 2012 Olympians and Paralympians
The Sea Forest, on a man-made island in the Tokyo Bay, will welcome several Olympic sports