Public Service Announcement for Yokohama City
28th July 2021
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics opened on Friday 23rd July.
In Yokohama, Yokohama Stadium will host baseball and softball games, while International Stadium Yokohama will host football matches.
Yokohama City is host town to nine countries, the most in Japan, for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.
The 9 countries are the United Kingdom, Israel, the Republic of Tunisia, the Republic of Benin, the Republic of Botswana, the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Kingdom of Morocco, the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria.
Of these countries, Great Britain, the Republic of Botswana and the Republic of Tunisia held pre-Games camps to adapt to the time difference and climate and adjust their condition.
These countries have participated in a variety of exchanges so far.
British triathlon athletes have held exchange meetings with elementary school students, elementary school students in Botswana have exchanged paintings with elementary school students in Tsuzuki Ward, and Bulgarian teachers in Japan have held Bulgarian cooking classes.
Even after the postponement of the Games, when direct exchanges became difficult due to the spread of COVID-19, the city continued to hold seminars and exchange meetings, online.
Yokohama City’s special website for the Tokyo 2020 Games provides information on each country as well as typical supporters’ phrases.
Let's cheer from home for the athletes from our host town partner countries!
Search “Tokyo 2020 Yokohama City” for the website.