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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.

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

Date City Venue
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 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

Date City Venue
TBD Niigata city Niigata Fureai Plaza

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
TBD Niigata City Niigata Fureai Plaza

Flame visits 

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.