The Tokyo Olympic Torch Relay will be handed over to Miyagi Prefecture, which concludes the Tohoku region on the 19th, and on the 20th of the second day, the torch will circulate around the coastal areas of the central part of the prefecture that were damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
The torch relay in Miyagi Prefecture started in Kesennuma City in the northern part of the prefecture on the 19th, and connected the torch in four cities and towns, including Ishinomaki City, which was particularly damaged by the tsunami caused by the earthquake.
On the 20th, Higashi Matsushima City will start around 9 am, and relays will be held in seven municipalities, mainly in the coastal areas of the central part of the prefecture.
Of these, in Higashi Matsushima City, the torch is carried on the JR Senseki Line, which was severely damaged by the tsunami and resumed operation on all lines four years after the earthquake, and it is one of the three most scenic spots in Japan with the torch on a pleasure boat. I will go around the known Matsushima.
At the end of the second day, we will connect the torch to Rifu Town, one of the Olympic soccer venues, the Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park, where Miyagi Stadium is located.
On the other hand, the prefectural executive committee and others continue to recommend relay viewing via the Internet as a countermeasure against the new coronavirus, and viewing along the road is limited to locals without wearing a mask and making a loud voice. We are calling for support with applause.