On Wednesday, June 5th, 2019, the Fukushima Executive Committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay held its fifth meeting at 2:00PM to consider its selection of torchbearer candidates and routes within the prefecture for the Olympic Torch Relay, which kicks off from Fukushima Prefecture on March 26th, 2020.

During their meeting, the committee members exchanged opinions about possible torchbearer candidates and the details of the route as it passes through municipalities. In order to allow all municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture to participate in the torch relay, the executive committee has decided to recruit one torchbearer from each of the prefecture’s 59 municipalities, filling 59 torchbearer slots out of the 66 allocated to the committee.