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Kawaguchi foundry industry forges a path toward Tokyo 2020 Olympics

1964 Tokyo Olympic cauldron made in “the foundry town” of Kawaguchi In October, residents gathered in front of Kawaguchi Station to welcome home a long-lost friend. To great ceremony, the 2.1-meter-high, 4-ton seikadai (Olympic cauldron), was reignited and reunited with its place of birth for the first time in 61 years.  The cauldron had burned brightly during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, blazing a trail at an …

Culture/Tourism/Food2020 Venue

[Part 2] Izu gears up for cycling at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

―――――Click here for [Part 1] Among a varied lineup of courses on the Izu Peninsula, the 200 km Izu Isshu, or “Izu Circuit” is the pinnacle for cycling enthusiasts, who can complete it in roughly 11 hours – all in one day or with a break along the way at places such as Kona Stay. An undulating loop course with a total ascent close to scaling …

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