The world's largest hamfest has been cancelled for this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL) reluctantly announced the cancellation of the 2020 Tokyo Ham Fair, which last year drew more than 40,000 participants.
"JARL cannot guarantee the
safety and perfect prevention from COVID-19 infection, even if we take
all possible preventive measures," according to an announcement on the hamfest website.
The show had already been rescheduled from its usual late August date until October 31-November 1 to avoid conflict with the now-cancelled Tokyo Olympic Games.
JARL also noted that the date and location of the 2021 Ham Fair are still uncertain.