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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 Nagano Prefecture Paralympic Flame Festival will feature flame lighting in all 10 regions of the prefecture using a variety of methods that are indicative of the climate, culture and the lives of people in those areas, after which those flames will visit each area of the prefecture. The flames will then be gathered to M-Wave in Nagano City, which was the venue for the Nagano 1998 Paralympic Games, where they will be gathered into one to become the Nagano Prefecture flame. From there the Paralympic flame will make its way from Nagano Prefecture, which hosted a Paralympic Games and the 2005 Special Olympics Winter World Games, to Tokyo, bearing the hopes of people for an inclusive society where anyone, regardless of their age, gender, and whether or not they have an impairment, etc., can belong and contribute, and for the National Sports Festival for People with Impairments, which is planned for 2027.

Regional flame celebration

Date City Venue
TBD Nagano City Nagano City Office Sakura Square
TBD Matsumoto City Matsumoto City Government Office
TBD Ueda City TBD
TBD Fumiji Town Idojiri national historic site park
TBD Ina City Ina School for Special Needs Education(Nagano prefectural)
TBD Minowa Town TBD
TBD Tatsuno Town TBD
TBD Koumi Town TBD
TBD Hakuba Village Aoni Shrine
TBD Yamanouchi Town TBD
TBD Iida City TBD
TBD Takamori Town TBD
TBD Kiso Town Yoshinaka Museum

Flame Gathering in Prefecture

Date City Venue
TBD Nagano City M-Wave North Grounds

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
TBD Nagano City M-Wave North Grounds

Flame visits 

In every corner of Nagano Prefecture, exhibitions and events will be held in city, town and village offices, gymnasiums, other places where anyone can easily visit, and support facilities for people with impairments, etc., to enable as many people as possible to experience the Paralympic flame and send it on its way as the Nagano Prefecture flame with their thoughts for the Paralympics and an inclusive society.