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If the Tokyo Olympics are held, who do you think would be a good choice to light the Olympic flame?

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Someone who lost everything in 2011.

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The Masters winner... Hideki Matsuyama.

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Hideki ...........!    感激!

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Kosuke Kitajima, retired 3 Gold Medal winner.

The cauldron is traditionally lit by ‘a sporting ‘hero’ of the host country’. -*

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The ghost of Ken Shimura to show how stupid having a Covid-19 super spreader event is.

If you don't know who Ken Shimura is he was a comedian and died from covid-19.

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Suga and Koike, the only 2 supporters of the pandemic games

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How about actor, Koji Yamamoto, would valiantly ran the torch around Sekigahara last week?

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It's a well-known secret that Ichiro is going to light the torch, if and when.

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Someone who lost everything in 2011.

I second this! In my opinion, this would be more meaningful than any well-paid and pampered athlete, A-class celebrity, or kamisama forbid, a political bigwig lighting that bonfire.

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*Who...**@Toshihiro 3:26pm, *is an ...

A-class celebrity” -

... in Japan?

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@rcch - fully agree. Someone or a group from Ishinomaki or Rikuzentakata or any other impacted place.

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Who do I think? or who do I know is going to light the flame?

I think a giant fire breathing Godzilla would be cool, but I know it is going to be Ichiro Suzuki.

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There are actually two cauldrons planned, one inside the venue for opening and closing ceremonies and one more widely visible at the waterfront. I think the question may end up being, "Which two people?" Perhaps the waterfront flame will be lit by a paralympian?

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1073451/tokyo-2020-confirms-it-will-use-olympic-flame-cauldrons-in-stadium-and-on-the-waterfront

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Ichiro Suzuki is the obvious and only‘correct’ answer permitted here. Sorry @spinning-plates 12:26p. Yesterday’s ‘maelstrom’ of the mascot suggestions may have been deemed inappropriate, at that time. Only the unrealistic suggestions of a beloved, deceased comedian’s ‘ghost’ and a Japan’s IP, ‘fire-breathing behemoth’ stood muster amongst a now ‘threadbare’ list of ‘real’ and ‘alive’ personas.

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Be nice to see Ichiro up there, or Naomi Osaka (-:

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Ikee San the come-back swimmer fighting leukemia has to be up there among the candidates.

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Same question as yesterday: Can it be a current, competing athlete??

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If it’s going to be anyone, it’ll be a Japanese athlete, either active or retired.

Because Hideki Matsuyama is the Japanese sportsperson currently in the public eye currently, I would suspect he will be the most likely candidate to carry the torch on the final leg of the relay.

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