A Japanese stopover scheduled for 2020
The Japanese stopover, which will take place in 2020, will be the Race for Water Odyssey’s longest stopover and is already shaping up to be action-packed. On 9 February 2019, Race for Water and Zeri Japan confirmed in Osaka an agreement spanning 5 stopovers between 2 April and 10 August 2020 in Japan’s major cities; Tokyo, Nagano, Osaka, Kobe and most likely Hiroshima, are on the programme.
It promises to be a fantastic leg of the journey, right in the midst of the country’s Olympic hosting year!
Technological innovation, self-sufficiency in terms of energy and solutions to combat plastic pollution are all themes, which the Race for Water Foundation will focus on at the numerous events, which will be held during this stay in the land of the rising sun.
Marco Simeoni and Franck David, accompanied by Mr Gunter Pauli and President of Zeri Japan, Mr Yusuke Saraya, have been able to actively prepare for this future stopover thanks to a series of encounters and meetings.
Franck David, Director of the Odyssey: “Princess Takamado did us the honour of spending a long while with us discussing the various activities, which will be rolled out by Race for Water and Zeri in Japan in 2020. The trip also included a visit to the Breguet store in Ginza in central Tokyo, the signing of the contract between Mr Saraya and Mr Simeoni in Osaka and a visit to numerous sites, which will be able to play host to the Race for Water vessel.”
Between now and 2020 and a series of major stopovers in China and Japan, Race for Water is continuing her odyssey in the South Pacific. She is currently in New Caledonia and then she will make for Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands this coming April, before heading to Indonesia in June and July 2019.
Stopover in collaboration with ZERI Japan