OLYPIC TORCH RELAYIN KAGAWA PREFECTURE
Date:18-19 April 2020
The Torch Relay will begin on 26 March 2020 at the J-Village
National Training Centre in Fukushima Prefecture, and
will tour all 47 prefectures of Japan. It’s coming to Kagawa
12th after leaving Fukushima.
The order of cities in Kagawa
Day1 18 Apr.
Utazu Town→ Marugame City→ Manno Town→ Naoshima Town→ Kotohira Town→ Zentsuji City→ Tadotsu Town→ Mitoyo City→ Kanonji City
Day2 19 Apr.
Sakaide City→ Ayagawa Town→ Tonosho Town→ Shodoshima Town→ Higashikagawa City→ Sanuki City→ Miki Town→ Takamatsu City
Tokyo 2020 Olympic torchbearers (TBs) will be selected either through public offering or recommendations by the Prefecture Task Forces (PTFs), Olympic Torch Relay partners and others, in accordance with the concept of the Torch Relay, “Hope Lights Our Way,” and will play a role in spreading this message to a wide audience.
Public Offering of Tokyo 2020 Olympic TBs:Overview
The Kagawa PTF will conduct a public offering, as noted below, for TBs to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay as it traverses Kagawa Prefecture.
- Recruiting Period:
- July 1 (Mon.) - August 31 (Sat.) 2019
- Recruiting Entity:
- Kagawa PTF
- Number Being Nominated:
- 43 people
- How to Apply:
- Fill out and submit the application form and send it via e-mail or post it to the address noted below.
- Name of us:
- The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Kagawa Prefecture Task Office
- E-mail address:
Notes for applicants
Nomination Process: The PTFs will nominate applicants based on the information provided by them, and present them to the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, which will make the final decision. Do not send in documents or other materials not required for application, as they will not be considered in the nomination process.
Announcement of Nomination: The Kagawa PTF will contact the nominated TBs from the beginning of December, 2019. Subsequently, the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee will send an official nomination notification to them, which notification shall serve as an announcement of their nominations.
Note that the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee will contact those selected with details of their individual paths sometime after mid-February, 2020.
Note that those applicants not nominated will not be notified. However, in the event of an opening for a TB within two weeks prior to the TB’s scheduled run, previous applicants may be selected to move into that slot. In that event, the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee will notify the individual of their nomination
Basic Requirements for TB Applicants
Those wishing to apply as TBs must fulfill the following basic requirements.
Applicants shall have been born before or on April 1, 2008. Provided, however, that applicants under the age of 18 as of March 1, 2020 (the first day of the month in which the Torch Relay starts) must have the consent of a parent or guardian.
As a rule, applicants should have some connection to the prefecture in which they wish to run (including those who reside in or have resided in the prefecture; those whose workplace or school is located there; those with family members or relatives living there; those previously involved in any activities there, and so on).
Individuals may apply regardless of nationality or gender.
Applicants shall be able to carry the flame safely and of their own will. Provided, however, that support staff (escorts) may attend when necessary.
Those intending to use the Torch Relay to convey political or religious messages are ineligible to serve as TBs.
Those in serving in public office as stipulated by the Public Offices Election Act (including Diet members, legislators and heads of local government), candidates for public office or those considering such candidacy, heads of political parties or political organizations and those in equivalent positions are ineligible to serve as TBs.
Religious figures are ineligible to serve as TBs based on their religious reputations.