• Kyodo


A 1,000-km road relay between Aomori Prefecture and Tokyo began Wednesday in support of Tohoku’s continuing recovery from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disasters.

Some 1,400 runners and cyclists launched the “Road to Tomorrow” relay in Aomori with the goal of crossing the finish line at Tokyo’s Komazawa Olympic Park two weeks from now on Aug. 7. The host nation marked one year to go until the 2020 Summer Games on the same day.

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