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2020 Tokyo Games torch relay to start in Fukushima Pref.

The Yomiuri Shimbun The torch relay for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will begin in Fukushima Prefecture on March 26, 2020, the Games’ coordination council decided Thursday at a meeting in Tokyo.

The council members agreed that starting the relay in the prefecture would be an opportunity to showcase the reconstruction of local cities and towns severely affected by the tsunami triggered by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

The torch relay will last 121 days, traveling through all 47 prefectures until the Games’ opening ceremony on July 24, 2020.Speech

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