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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 Miyagi

The Miyagi leg of the Torch Relay begins in the northeastern city of Kesennuma, arriving in Onagawa on the first day, Rifu on the second and the city of Sendai on the third, with celebrations taking place at the end of each day.

Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Miyagi include: the Sansan shopping street in Minamisanriku, which opened five years after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami; Matsushima, a stunningly beautiful stretch of 260 islands; and Iwanuma’s Millennium Hope Hills, home to the memorial park of recovery. The Torch Relay route will showcase areas along the coast that were devastated by the earthquake and tsunami, highlighting the recovery work undertaken in the region, and the unique charm of Miyagi.

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