Clock Tower lit up in blue for World Refugee Day

Sapporo Clock Tower lit up in blue to commemorate World Refugee Day

On June 20, United Nations-designated ‘World Refugee Day,’ the City of Sapporo lit up the Clock Tower and three other locations in blue, the symbolic color of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
On June 17, Sapporo became the first city in Hokkaido to join the UNHCR’s network of local governments supporting refugees. This is the sixth case in Japan.
On June 20, Sapporo Clock Tower, Sapporo TV Tower, Sapporo Shiryokan (Former Sapporo Court of Appeals), and the entrance to the Sapporo Ekimae-dori Underground Walking (Chikaho) were lit up in blue, prompting passersby to stop and take pictures with their smartphones and the like.


Sapporo Clock Tower