The Olympic flame will be on display at the J-Village National Training Centre in Fukushima for the month of April. Envisaged as a guiding light for the people of Japan and a symbol of the country’s recovery from the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, the Olympic flame has become a symbol of hope for all countries of the world during these most challenging of times.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said, “The Olympic flame could become the light at the end of the tunnel in which the world finds itself at present.”
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Flame was lit in Greece and arrived in Japan on 20 March at the Japan Air Self-Defence Force Air Base in Matsushima, Miyagi prefecture. The lantern containing the Olympic flame will be on display from 2 April until 30 April 2020, with limited public viewing available.