Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival Events Cancelled


The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced that due to the postponement of the Games, it has decided to cancel all events that were due to be hosted by Tokyo 2020 this year as part of the planned Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival. The co-hosted programmes forming part of the Festival —collaborations between Tokyo 2020 and local governments and cultural or arts groups across Japan — will also no longer take place this year.

Rearrangement of the Festival in 2021 is currently under consideration, as is the content and scheduling, and details will be announced as soon as these are decided. The organisers of the individual co-hosted events will decide if and when to reschedule these. For further information, please contact Tokyo 2020.

The four events due to be hosted by Tokyo 2020, and now being cancelled, were scheduled to take place as follows:

Theme: Celebrating the start of the Games
KABUKI x OPERA "Luminous, The Lord"

Date: 18 April 2020
Place: Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
*Cancellation of the event was already announced on 26 March 2020

Theme: Participation, Interaction and Dialogue “Wassai”
Date: 18 - 19 July 2020
Place: Shinjuku Gyoen Landscape Garden

Theme: Towards the Realisation of an Inclusive Society
“ONE – Our New Episode – Presented by Japan Airlines”

Date: August 2020
Place: Shibuya, Kanagawa prefecture

Theme: Reconstruction of the Tohoku region
“Rediscover Tohoku – Mocco’s journey from Tohoku to Tokyo”

9 May 2020: “Takata Matsubara Tsunami Recovery Memorial Park” Rikuzen-Takata, Iwate
23 May 2020: “Millennium Hope Hills Ainokama Park”, Iwanuma, Miyagi
30 May 2020: Tohoku Kizuna Festival 2020 in Yamagata
13 June 2020: “Hibarigahara Festival Site(Soma Nomaoi Festival Site)” Minami Soma, Fukushima
18 July 2020: Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival "Wassai" at Shinjuku Gyoen Landscape Garden