Tokyo: The Olympic flame arrived in Japan on Friday amid coronavirus fears with only four months to go until the opening of the Tokyo Games.
The Tokyo 2020 Go, a chartered aircraft carrying the flame, landed at the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force base in Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency.
The Olympic flame has landed in Japan. 🇯🇵 #Tokyo2020— #Tokyo2020 (@Tokyo2020) March 20, 2020
Olympic medallists Tadahiro Nomura and Saori Yoshida were at Matsushima Air Base to welcome the flame.
With the #OlympicTorchRelay #HopeLightsOurWay for the areas affected by the Great East Earthquake of 2011. pic.twitter.com/TVvmsDnnRH