The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games torch relay will pass through a town in Fukushima Prefecture that was devastated by nuclear meltdowns following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, sources said Tuesday.
The Olympic torch relay course will include the environs of the No. 1 reactor at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex in Okuma as part of the organizers' efforts to promote the games as the "reconstruction Olympics," the sources said.
The government lifted its mandatory evacuation order over parts of Okuma last month, but most of the town still remains a no-go zone. The relay will pass through the parts of Okuma and the surrounding area where the evacuation order has been lifted.