Tokyo Olympic committee calling for truce with origami cranes
Jiji -- Apr 12
The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has launched a project to call for world peace through origami paper cranes.

The Peace Orizuru project is aimed at informing people of the Olympic truce movement for seeking a global ceasefire before, during and after the games. The committee will continue the project until 2020 in cooperation with UNICEF and the Japan Committee for UNICEF.

Under the project, people supporting the movement are asked to fold origami cranes and upload their photos or videos with messages for peace on social networking websites.

The committee will solicit participation also by schools and communities as it hopes to promote the campaign both in and outside Japan.

According to the committee, the Olympic truce movement began from the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics in Norway, based on the custom of warring parties laying down their weapons during ancient Olympics.

News source: Jiji
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