When the Tokyo Olympics torch relay kicks off in Fukushima on Thursday, runners are hoping it will show the world the area is "moving forward", a decade after the 2011 disaster. The pandemic might have overshadowed a Games once billed as the "Recovery Olympics" after the earthquake and tsunami catastrophe, but Fukushima torchbearers say the relay can show their home in a new light.
18 Mar 2020
The Olympic flame is scheduled to arrive on Friday from Greece. The torch will travel across Japan from March 26 until July 24, the scheduled opening of the Olympics in Tokyo.
6 Mar 2020
The Olympic torch relay that begins in Japan this month will start from Fukushima, emphasising what the government dubs the "Reconstruction Olympics", but not everyone in the region will be cheering.