March 24, 2020 / 8:48 AM / in 17 days

Japan to scale back Olympic torch relay - Fukushima official

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Olympic flame, which flew to Japan last week from Greece, will be carried not by relay runners, but in a lantern in a scaled-down flame display event starting on Thursday from northern Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, a local government official said.

Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Alison Williams

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