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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.
For the Niigata Prefecture Paralympic Flame Festival, all 30 cities, towns and villages throughout the prefecture will carry out flame lighting, after which the flame will be gathered together into one at the Niigata Fureai Plaza in Niigata City, which is the main facility that is aiming to help people with impairments become independent and participate in society, from where it will depart for Tokyo, the host city.
Highlights of the flame lighting will include fire lighting using methods from the Jomon period, as many earthenware vessels with sculptural rims have been unearthed in the prefecture from the Late Jomon period, flame lighting at schools for special needs education and facilities for people with impairments, and flame lighting using a diverse range of unique methods by cities, towns and villages, including the use of fire in local festivals and traditional performing arts and sparks made during traditional craft production.
Regional flame celebration
|TBD||Niigata City||Niigata Athletic Stadium|
|TBD||Nagaoka City||Aōre Nagaoka|
|TBD||Sanjo City||Sanjo Blacksmith Training Hall|
|TBD||Kashiwazaki City||Nishiyama Furusato Park
Kashiwazaki Prefectual Special School & Niigata National Hospital
Hamanasu Prefectual Special School
Niigata Prefectual Children's Natural Kingdom(Children's Center)
|TBD||Shibara City||Shibata City Hall Fudanotsuji Square|
|TBD||Ojiya City||Uonuma Shrine/Ojiya City General Gymnasium|
|TBD||Kamo City||Kamo River bank|
|TBD||Tokamachi City||Tokamachi City General Gymnasium|
|TBD||Mitsuke City||The Magokoro-gakuen care facility|
|TBD||Murakami City||Murakamishimin Fureai center|
|TBD||Tsubame City||Tsubame Industrial Materials Museum|
|TBD||Itoigawa City||Hisui-no-Sato School|
|TBD||Myoko City||Myoko-City General Gymnasium(Haneuma arena)parking lot|
|TBD||Gosen City||GOSEN CITY MURAMATSU GYMNASIUM|
|TBD||Joetsu City||The memorial hall of Japanese ski origination|
|TBD||Agano City||Suibara indoor playground|
|TBD||Sado City||Ondeko DOME|
|TBD||Uonuma City||Uonuma City Hall|
|TBD||Minamiuonuma City||Osaki Shrine|
|TBD||Tainai City||Kurokawa Oil Field Park,Shinnkurutonn Memorial Hall|
|TBD||Seiro Town||SpoIsland Seiro|
|TBD||Yahiko Village||Mt.Yahiko Ropeway Summit Square|
|TBD||Tagami Town||Tagamimachi Kouryuukaikan|
|TBD||Aga Town||Mukounoshima Park|
|TBD||Izumozaki Town||Izumozaki Fishing Port|
|TBD||Yuzawa Town||Yuzawa town office front square|
|TBD||Tsunan Town||Tsunan Agriculture and Jomon Experience Museum "Najomon"|
|TBD||Kariwa Village||Kariwa Village Lifelong Learning Center"RAPIKA"|
|TBD||Sekikawa Village||Sekikawa Museum|
|TBD||Awashimaura Village||"Sakkoi" Community Center|
Flame Gathering in Prefecture
|TBD||Niigata city||Niigata Fureai Plaza|
Depart for Tokyo
|TBD||Niigata City||Niigata Fureai Plaza|
Flame visits will be carried out in ten cities in Niigata Prefecture, including Niigata City. The Paralympic flame will be on display in facilities that are frequently visited by many people, such as city offices, sports facilities and cultural facilities, to build excitement regarding the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.