Introducing Sport for Tomorrow initiative at the symposium “Sport and Diplomacy”

Introducing Sport for Tomorrow initiative at the symposium “Sport and Diplomacy”1
Introducing Sport for Tomorrow initiative at the symposium “Sport and Diplomacy”2
Introducing Sport for Tomorrow initiative at the symposium “Sport and Diplomacy”3
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Sport for Tomorrow initiative has been introduced at the symposium titled "Sport and Diplomacy: Past Reflections and Looking Toward 2020" to over 160 people who attended the event which took place at SOAS University of London, UK.

The symposium focused on mega-sporting events as a public diplomatic platform, and how it creates legacies for global community. SOAS academics shared their expertise in the study of sport diplomacy as well as the legacy of the Olympics in 1964 in Tokyo, while former Minister of Sport in UK Mr Richard Caborn shared his perspectives and practice on the ripple effect of hosting international sporting events to local communities and culture. As a keynote speaker, Mr Tetsuya Kimura of Japan Sports Agency shared overall vision of Sport for Tomorrow, as well as detailed insights on the projects and activities within the scheme which focus on initiating social changes through the power of sports.
Many attendees were seen taking notes throughout the event, appreciating the versatility of sports as a communication medium and the new perspective of Japan through sports.
This symposium was co-organized by Japan Sport Council London with SOAS Japan Research Centre and the Japan Foundation. We thank all parties involved and look forward to another opportunity in the future.

Feedback from Participant :

・Events at SOAS are excellent. SOAS also encourages the public to attend public lectures. Events from many countries are good. Excellent speakers today.
・It would be good to have a follow-up event with more time for questions/discussions, perhaps in a smaller seminar format.
・Loved the talk on 1964 Tokyo Olympics! Lots of little bits of very interesting info and general overall narrative, all blended into one.

Time Period
15 May, 2017
Region
London, United Kingdom
Implementer
The School of Oriental and African Studies
Japan Foundation London
Japan Sport Council London
Number of Individual Beneficiaries
150 people
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