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March 27, 2019
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Announcing the Hosting of Final Event of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Flag and Paralympic Flag Tour,
“Tokyo 2020 500 Days to Go!”

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is pleased to announce the details of the final event of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Flag and Paralympic Flag Tour, “Tokyo 2020 500 Days to Go!”. This event was also announced on 22 February 2019.

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1 Date and Time

Saturday 30 March 2019
Part I 15:00 – 15:45
Part II 16:00 – 16:45
Hands-on sports experience for visitors 17:00 – 17:45

2 Venue

Marunouchi Central Square at Tokyo Station (1-9 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Note) In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held at 1st Floor, JP TOWER / KITTE Atrium (2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

3 Attendees (tentative)

Part I


  • Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo
  • Toshiro Muto, Director General / CEO, Tokyo 2020
  • Eisuke Hiraoka, Vice President and Secretary General, Japanese Olympic Committee
  • Mitsunori Torihara, President, Japan Paralympic Committee, Japan Para-Sports Association


  • Yoshitaka Sakurada, Minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games (TBC)
  • Keiichi Nagahashi, Vice-President, Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly
  • Kunihiko Koyama, Chairperson, Special Committee on Measures to Promote Olympic & Paralympic Games and Rugby World Cup
  • Kunihiro Higashimura, President, Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Group for the success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • Hirofumi Nakasone, President, Parliamentary Group for the promotion of Para-Sports and the Paralympics
  • Akio Mimura, Chairman, the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Guest athletes

  • Saori Yoshida, three-time wrestling Olympic gold medallist (Athens, Beijing and London), silver medallist (Rio)
  • Miyu Yamada, Taekwondo
  • Yusuke Hoshino, Para Taekwondo
  • Special Flag Tour Ambassadors, “TOKIO” (Shigeru Jojima, Taichi Kokubun, Masahiro Matsuoka and Tomoya Nagase)

Part II

  • Rim Nakamura, BMX Freestyle
  • Daisuke Ikeda, Skateboarding
  • Aori Nishimura, Skateboarding
  • Takayuki Hirose, Boccia Paralympic silver medallist in Rio, competed at Beijing and London
  • Takumi Nakamura, Boccia

Note) Ms. Saori Yoshida and Special Flag Tour Ambassadors, “TOKIO” will also attend the Part II event.

4 Content

Part I – The Flag Return Ceremony

  • Opening remarks by Governor Koike & Minister Sakurada
  • Special movie presentation looking back at the Flag Tours
  • Talk session presented by special ambassadors TOKIO and athletes
  • Taekwondo demonstration

Part II – Special ambassador and athletes sports face-off

  • BMX, Skateboarding, Boccia

After Part II, hands-on sports experience will be available for visitors. (BMX, Skateboarding, Boccia)
Athletes who participated in Part I will also participate in some parts of the hands-on sports experience.
Activities may change in the event of rain.


Inquiries (Assistance in Japanese only)

Project Section, Planning and Promotion Division
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Phone: 03-5320-7769 (External link) (External link)