Comedy duo from Miyagi Prefecture
Date and Tomizawa went to the same local high school and formed a duo in 1998 after graduating. They won the 2007 'M-1 Grand Prix' and came second in the King of Comedy 2009 competition. They are very popular on TV, radio and through their appearances in live events and various activities. Since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, they have been active in supporting the reconstruction efforts in the Tohoku region, their home ground.
“Hi there. We are Sandwich Man, and we’ve been selected as Official Ambassadors of the Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay. We’re so surprised. We wonder if it’s really okay that we take on this role. We still can’t believe it. All we can say is that we will do our very best to fulfil our role as Official Ambassador of the Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay. We are excited that the Olympic flame will be on public display in our home ground in the Miyagi, Fukushima and Iwate Prefectures. Many people will come to see the show and will feel encouraged and empowered. You will probably have only one chance in your life to become a torchbearer so we hope you all take part and create a great memory of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Are you sure you want us to assume this important role? We’re sure you’re surprised, but let us tell you, we’re 50 times more surprised. Anyway, we’ll liven up the event as much as we can so please give us your support and help us create an exciting atmosphere!”