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About PR Runners

In order to create interest and excitement toward the torch relay among people in Ishikawa Prefecture, the following two people have been selected as PR runners.

Kaori Matsumoto

Runner in the final section of Kanazawa on Monday June 1.

Kaoru Matsumoto
  • Olympian from Ishikawa Prefecture.
  • Gold Medalist in the women’s judo 57kg category in London 2012.
  • Winner in the women’s judo 57kg category in World Championship 2015.
  • Bronze Medalist in the women’s judo 57kg category in Rio de Janeiro 2016.
  • Retirement in 2019.

It’s like a dream for me to light a torch and run in my favorite hometown Kanazawa.

I’m going to run to make people in Ishikawa feel closer to the Olympics and to become a bridge of children’s dreams.

Takako Tokiwa

Runner in the final section of Nanao city on Tuesday June 2.

Takako Tokiwa
  • Actress.
  • Appeared in NHK’s morning drama series “Mare” in 2015 as the mother of the main character “Mare”.

When I visited Noto for the first time to shoot NHK’s drama “Mare”, I didn’t know even right or left. Now I can go everywhere without a map.

I hope that I can bring the thoughts of the people of Noto onto the torch and deliver them to the world.

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Announcement of the Route of The Olympic Torch Relay.

The Ishikawa Prefectural Task Force has announced the detail about the route of The Olympic Torch Relay including the Starting Points and the Goal Points in each city and town.

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Announcement of Nomination.

The Ishikawa Prefectural Task Force provided preliminary notification to the successful candidates on December 12, 2019. The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games will send official notification to the selected runners on or after December 25, 2019.

Please note that applicants who are not nominated will not receive any formal notification. In the event a vacancy occurs within two weeks prior to the scheduled run, a previous applicant may be selected to move into that slot. In such case, the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee will notify the individual of his/her selection.

The reasons for nominating or not nominating an applicant will not be disclosed. Please understand that responses to inquiries of this nature will not be given.

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Torch runner applications are now closed.

Applications for torch runner are now closed as of September 1st, 2019.
The Ishikawa Prefectural Planning Committee will screen applicants based on the information they provided and pass on its recommendations to the Tokyo 2020 Organization Committee, which will decide the final selectees.
Starting in December 2019, the Ishikawa Prefectural Planning Committee will send notifications to those who are selected only. This will be followed by an official notification from the Tokyo 2020 Organization Committee, also only for selectees. These notifications will be issued in lieu of a public announcement.

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On places you can apply through other than the Ishikawa Prefectural Planning Committee.

Other than the Ishikawa Prefectural Planning Committee, applications can also be submitted to our 2020 Torch Relay presenting partners (the four listed below.)
Applications can be submitted no more than once to each organization, for a total of five submissions. This means more chances for you to become a torch runner, so feel free to apply through them as well. (Note that you cannot apply to recruiting committees for multiple prefectures.)
Please see the Olympic Torch Runner recruitment page on the Tokyo 2020 Organization Committee website for information on how to apply through our presenting partners.

  • Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Ltd.
  • Toyota Motor Co.
  • Nippon Life Insurance Company
  • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT)

Link: Olympic Torch Runner Recruitment Page, Tokyo 2020 Organization Committee Official Website

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Please take care not to leave any information out when applying.

We have seen some applications for Torch Runner that did not have anything written in the required fields for third-party endorsement and reasons for endorsement.
This is vital information for us when we select runners.
Please make sure you have filled all of the necessary fields before submitting your application.

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About reception desk of "Ishikawa Prefecture Torch Runners Wanted"

Launched the Ishikawa Prefecture Torch Runner Recruitment official website. "Ishikawa Prefecture Torch Runners Wanted" acceptance start is from 10:00 am on Monday, July 1.

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