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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.

Consequently, the launch of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay (OTR) that was scheduled to start on Thursday 26 March was put on hold while discussions took place to deal with the new developments.

A new schedule for the OTR will be decided in accordance with the decision made on the specific dates of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games. We will make every effort to prepare for a new grand start of the OTR for everyone to take part in and celebrate.

We will be releasing updates about the OTR as soon as new information becomes available.

(As of 26 March 2020)

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

Places of interest in Fukushima

The Grand Start of the Torch Relay will take place in the symbol of Fukushima’s reconstruction: the J-Village National Training Centre. From there, the torch will makes its way across the prefecture, visiting seaside towns and villages that have steadily recovered from the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami of 2011, and the disaster of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Some of the sites the torch will pass through on its journey across Fukushima include: Hibarigahara — the site of the Soma Nomaoi wild horse chase festival in Minamisoma; Mishima, with its scenic Tadami River and Daiichi Tadamigawa Bridge; the traditional post station of Ouchi-juku in Shimogo; and Tsurugajo Castle, the symbol of the city of Aizuwakamatsu.

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