Tokyo Olympic torch relay to pass through Japan's disaster-hit areas

Tokyo Olympic torch relay to pass through Japan's disaster-hit areas

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2019-06-01 14:39

Japanese judo Olympic champion and Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay official ambassador Tadahiro Nomura (C) and other athletes present the uniform for the Olympic torchbearers during a torch relay event in Tokyo on June 1, 2019. AFP/JIJI PRESS

TOKYO: The 2020 Tokyo Olympic torch relay will commence on March 26 in disaster-hit Fukushima and pass through other areas in north-east Japan devastated by the 2011 tsunami, organisers said Saturday (Jun 1).

The Olympic flame will begin its journey around Japan at the J-Village sports training centre in Fukushima that housed workers battling to remove radioactive waste after the nuclear crisis triggered by the killer tsunami.

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