WE ARE ALL, ONE WORLD Light up HOST TOWN Project WE ARE ALL, ONE WORLD Light up HOST TOWN Project

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been postponed to year 2021.
Do you know about “Host Towns” that welcome and cheer on participating athletes from all over the world?

This website features Host Towns that are eager to connect with their respective counterpart countries and regions.

Your country may be involved in partnership with host towns in Japan.
Please join us to “Light Up” the connection together.

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世界はもっとひとつになれる Light up HOST TOWN Project

What is Host Town

The Host Town Initiative aims to connect Japanese local towns with countries and regions taking part in the Tokyo Games which have been postponed to year 2021, and to have various exchanges in terms of sports, culture, economy, etc. Through their respective Host Towns, participating countries and regions can develop long-term relationship with Japanese local towns.

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世界はもっとひとつになれる Light up HOST TOWN Project

Video Messages
from Japanese Athletes

List of Videos

About
the music used

“WE ARE ALL,
ONE WORLD”
Cheering Message Project
Theme song:
“Beneath the Same Sky”

The project uses the song, “Beneath the Same Sky.”

The song was provided by Mr. Enokida Ryuji, who is the member of the Economy and Technology
Commission for the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Mr. Enokida is the producer of this project.

He made this song when he was staying in Kenya.
Endless sky and horizon lies in the path south from Nairobi to a town called Kibwezi.
He came up with the song when he realized that the sky is covering the whole world.

The students from Haramachi Dai-Ni Junior High School in Minamisoma City,
Fukushima Prefecture partially modified the lyrics and sang this song as part of this project.
Minamisoma City, which was devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake (in 2011),
is registered as ‘Arigato’ Host Towns for Supporting Reconstruction, partnering with Djibouti,
Taiwan, United States and Korea. They will invite and interact with the people of these countries and regions at Tokyo Games in year 2021.
They also plan to cheer for the athletes of their partner countries and regions.

Please check for the original video of the theme song!

URL:https://youtu.be/FzVtguQGkDk

You can download the lyrics and sound file of the theme song "Beneath the Same Sky" from below.

Sound File

Original Music Original Music (Karaoke Ver. KEY in C) ※This music is arranged in a range that is suitable
for junior and senior high school students.

Score

Score (Original Ver.) Score (Piano accompaniment for chorus KEY in C) ※This score is arranged in a range that is suitable
for junior and senior high school students.

Video Messages
from Overseas
Athletes & Supporters

The videos are messages from athletes/supporters to the people of Host Towns. They are expressing their personal opinion and point of view.