The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Are One Year Away

Are you excited?

On July 23, Yokohama City held a special event to count the days before the Olympic flame was finally lit. 

The event, which was streamed live, had a stellar program lineup—including messages from Yokohama athletes like table tennis player
Kasumi Ishikawa and triathlete Ai Ueda. There were also special live performances from artists and commentators like Reni Takagi of Momoiro Clover Z.

Reni Takagi from Momoiro Clover Z was a special guest.

If you weren’t able to catch the show live, don’t fret! The video will be available via the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Yokohama City website until August 24. 

and Taiko drummer Shuichi Hidano performed, too.

Watch the
Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris Wheel, located at the Yokohama Cosmo World, light up from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on August 24 to signify the one-year countdown.

The light show will be held at the same time in Kanagawa, Sagamihara and Fujisawa

If you’re already in Japan, you might want to visit the Olympic and Paralympic-related exhibitions on the first floor of the Yokohama New City Hall until September 7.

While the pandemic put a halt to the games this year, the city of Yokohama has tirelessly made efforts to make sure that its citizens continue to support the Olympic athletes. 

Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokyo Walker™ (21 July 2020)

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