【United Kingdom】Introducing Sport for Tomorrow initiative at the symposium “Sport and Diplomacy”
- Time Period
- 15 May, 2017
- London, United Kingdom
- The School of Oriental and African Studies Japan Foundation LondonJapan Sport Council London
- Number of Individual Beneficiaries
- 150 people
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.