On 25 March, the Olympic Torch Relay is to set out from Fukushima with its â€œsacred flameâ€ on a grand national circuit, visiting all 47 of the countryâ€™s prefectures and arriving at the Tokyo Games venue for the opening ceremony on 23 July. But will this scenario really play out? Even as the countdown to the Olympic opening ceremony proceeds, in the shadow of the 3.11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster and the Covid pandemic there are reports that cancelation might be imminent.
|Journal||The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|