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Important notice

On Tuesday 24 March 2020, the International Olympic Committee and The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

A new schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay will be decided in accordance with the decision made on the specific dates of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games.

The following information was compiled and released before the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games was announced on 24 March 2020.

The Gunma Prefecture Paralympic Flame Festival will feature flame lighting in seven locations (eight schools for special needs education) throughout the prefecture, after which flames will be gathered together and leave from the Gunma Prefectural Fureai Sports Plaza, which is the headquarters for Para-sports in Gunma Prefecture.

Flame lighting highlights will include the lighting of the Paralympic flame using ancient firelighting techniques from the Kofun period; Gunma Prefecture is said to be the home of the Togoku culture that prospered in what is now known as the Kanto region. These flame lighting activities will centre around children and students from schools for special needs education in various locations throughout the prefecture.

Regional flame celebration

Date City Venue
TBD Tomioka City Gunma Prefectural Tomioka Special Needs School
TBD Numata City Gunma Prefectural Numata Special Needs School
TBD Higashiagatsuma Town Gunma Prefectural Agatsuma Special Needs School
TBD Fujioka City Gunma Prefectural Fujioka Special Needs School
TBD Tatebayashi City Gunma Prefectural Tatebayashi Special Needs School
TBD Maebashi City Gunma Prefectural School for the Blind
Gunma Prefecutral School for the Deaf

Flame Gathering in Prefecture

Date City Venue
TBD Isesaki City Gunma Prefectural Fureai Sports Plaza

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
TBD Isesaki City Gunma Prefectural Fureai Sports Plaza

Flame visits

No implementation