16th July 2021 – (Tokyo) The Olympic torch came to Tokyo a little earlier, and on 9th July, the first day of the Tokyo torch relay,Takayuki Yamada, the main actor of Netflix’s “Naked Director” appeared on the lawn of Machida Shibahiro.
After Yamada received the torch, he raised his left hand and made a gesture of celebration with a fist to show the spirit of receiving the torch with pride.
The Tokyo Olympics which were postponed to this year, is tentatively scheduled to be held even though Tokyo is currently under lockdown due to surge in COVID-19 cases. Although there was repeated news of withdrawal from the torchbearers, preparations for the torch relay are still in full swing as planned. On 12th March, the Olympic torch of the Tokyo Olympics was lit in Olympia, Greece. It arrived in Japan by special plane “Tokyo 2020 Go”. The torch relay started from Fukushima Prefecture on 25th March, 2021 and will last 121 days.