It was found that Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, withdrew its policy of collecting the Tokyo Paralympic torch at a facility for people with intellectual disabilities in which 19 people were killed, and decided to change the place of fire.
It was decided that it would be difficult to gain widespread sympathy from the bereaved family and other related parties.
In March, Sagamihara City wanted to show its determination to realize a symbiotic society, and five years before the Tokyo Paralympic torch, 19 people were killed and 26 people were seriously injured. We have announced a policy to fire at the facility, "Tsukui Yamayurien".
However, in response to this, some bereaved families and the families of the victims said that it was uncomfortable to catch fire at the scene of the incident, and requests for cancellation were made one after another. Was being sent.
As a result, more than 50 responses, which is 30% of the total, were received, and some of them expressed their understanding of the city's policy, but the city said that it would be difficult to gain widespread sympathy. According to the interview with the people concerned, it was decided to withdraw and change the firing location.
The city has already sent letters to the bereaved families and victims' families to convey this decision.
The new fire location will be decided in the future, so Mayor Kentaro Motomura will hold a press conference on the afternoon of the 7th to explain in detail.