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Countries in Katakana - Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

  Parade of nations – Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics  Countries in Katakana:  Let’s check the participating countries during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Parade of Nations that took place on July 23, 2021, after being postponed due to the Covid19 pandemic.  Olympics in Katakana is オリンピック 。 Every parade of nations, Greece as the originator of Olympics entered first. And the host country is always the last country to enter, this time it's Japan. As per the International Olympic Committee, the order for the parade of nations should be in alphabetical order according to the language of the host country with the exception of the United States of America (2028) and France (2024), who will be the hosts for the next summer Olympics and IOC Refugee Olympic Team follows after Greece. Since Japan is the host country, the order for the parade of nations follows the traditional language system of Japan which is the ‘ごじゅうおん’ (五十音).  The ごじゅうおん or the ごじゅう (meaning 50) refers to the 5x10 grid in wh