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The Tokyo 2020 Games Begin! Learn About Saitama Prefecture, Hosting Four Events for the Games, in an Online Pamphlet for Foreign Press

Four events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (basketball, football, golf, and shooting) and one event for the Paralympic Games (shooting) will be held in Saitama Prefecture.https://www.pref.saitama.lg.jp/oly-para/eng/index.html Saitama Prefecture has released an online pamphlet for members of the foreign press, particularly those reporting on the events being held there, so you can learn facts and trivia about Saitama in a compact form. The pamphlet is full …

International Exchange

The Bridge between Murayama City,Yamagata,Japan and Burgaria

Thanks to roses, Murayama City,Yamagata was resistered as a host town of Burgaria in December 2016. Roses became the main reason to create a link between them. City of Murayama’s official flower and national flower of Burgaria are roses. The city invited Burgarian rythmic gymnastics national team to a pre-training camp of Tokyo 2020 Olimpics in June 2017. It was the first pre-training camp excuted in …

Culture/Tourism/Food2020 Venue

Saitama Prefectural citizens support foreign athletes and games-related personnel during Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Games “Online Exchange @ Saitama”

The Saitama Prefectural Government is holding online exchange events with Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games-related personnel and athletes from overseas. Unfortunately, due to the effects of COVID-19 (New Coronavirus) foreign athletes will not be able to receive in-person support at their event venues by spectators from their home countries, and will not be able to enjoy interacting directly with the Japanese public. Consequently, in order …

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High school students in Morioka got to try food from Mali

The city of Morioka in Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan, is the only city in Japan registered as a host town for the Republic of Mali. The city will also host a training camp for the sports of judo for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.On December 17, 2020, six students from the Morioka Daini High School were able to enjoy a taste of Malian cuisine, such as …

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Miyako students enjoy Namibian cuisine

Miyako City in Iwate Prefecture is designated as a host town for Republic of Namibia. On December 10, 2020, Namibian dish of “schnitzel” made with pork was served at school lunch. All elementary and junior high school students in Miyako enjoyed Namibian dish. Sakiyama Junior High School invited Mrs. Frederika Sasaki, a native of Namibia, as a cultural lecturer for the class about the climate, cuisine, …

International Exchange

Presentation at Yoshida Junior High School by Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu (JOC Partner City Designation One Year Anniversary Commemoration Event)

Fujiyoshida City was designated as a Japan Olympic Committee (referred to henceforth as “JOC”) partner in March 2020. As part of a series of commemorative events in celebration the one year anniversary of the city’s designation, local Olympian (London Olympic gold medalist in the freestyle wresting 66kg weight class) Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu was invited to speak to students at two of his alma maters Yoshida Elementary School …

International Exchange

Presentation at Yoshida Elementary School by Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu (JOC Partner City Designation One Year Anniversary Commemoration Event)

Fujiyoshida City was designated as a Japan Olympic Committee (referred to henceforth as “JOC”) partner in March 2020. As part of a series of commemorative events in celebration the one year anniversary of the city’s designation, local Olympian (London Olympic gold medalist in the freestyle wresting 66kg weight class) Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu was invited to speak to students at his alma mater Yoshida Elementary School. Titled “Learning …

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JOC Street Banners in Celebration of One Year Anniversary of the JOC Partner City Designation

Fujiyoshida City was designated as a Japan Olympic Committee (referred to henceforth as “JOC”) partner in March 2020. This designation comes on the heels of 4 years of the city’s implementation of the “JOC Olympic Workshop” a central part of the Olympic Movement and its commitment to continuing to support the Olympic movement while promoting sports in the long term. The street banners were created in …

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A big THANK YOU from Iwate’s host towns to the world for their support in our reconstruction ~We are all, one world/ Light Up HOST TOWN Project~

For the third round of the “We are all, one world/ Light Up HOST TOWN Project”, the host towns of Iwate will publish a video for their partner countries and regions using a sketchbook to display messages of support, which will be posted on the host town exclusive website set up by the Cabinet Secretariat of Japan. We have received an outpouring of support from around …

International Exchange

Ichinohe Town and Paraguay signs an agreement to hold a training camp

The town of Ichinohe, located in the northern region of Iwate Prefecture, is the host town of the Republic of Paraguay for the 2020 Olympics. On November 19, 2020 (Thu), Raul Florentin-Antola, Paraguay’s ambassador to Japan appointed by the Paralympic Committee, visited the Ichinohe Town Hall to meet with Ichinohe Mayor Tanaka and signed an agreement to conduct a pre-game training camp for the Tokyo Paralympic …

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