For the Tokyo Paralympics, which will start on August 24, the torch relay will start collecting fires from the 12th in various parts of the country by taking advantage of the characteristics of each region, but the torch relay will be on public roads due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection. It will be done in a form that does not run.

The Tokyo Paralympic Torch will be lit from the 12th at more than 880 locations nationwide in a way that makes the most of the characteristics of the region, as a fire that reflects the Paralympic Games' symbiotic society.

Of these, in Nagano Prefecture, children with disabilities are supposed to ignite with sunlight, and in Kagoshima Prefecture, the Tanegashima Matchlock Preservation Society is supposed to ignite with flint.

From 17th of this month, the torch relay will be held in the four prefectures where the competition will be held, but due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, it has been decided to cancel the relay on public roads in Chiba, Saitama and Tokyo, and the ignition ceremony will be held. Etc. will be done.

Then, on the night of the 20th, a fire collection ceremony will be held in Tokyo to collect the fires from England, which originated in the Paralympics, and the fires from all over the country.