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Date : November 6, 2015

Establishment of the Japan Sports Agency, and New Government Sports Administration by Dr. Daichi Suzuki, Commissioner for Sports Affairs

post date : 2015.10.23


In light of the upcoming 2016 Rio de Janeiro and 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, there is increased interest in promoting sports, and the Japan Sports Agency was established on October 1 to manage government administration of sports in the country. The agency’s role is to improve the international competitiveness of Japanese athletes and promote healthy lifestyles through sports.


The FPCJ has invited the Japan Sports Agency’s first Commissioner, Dr. Daichi Suzuki, to discuss the future of Japanese government sports administration. Commissioner Suzuki won the gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.


Date: November 6 (Fri), 2015, 11:00-12:00

Place: Foreign Press Center of Japan (6th floor, Nippon Press Center Bldg)

Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)

*Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also attend the briefing as observers (admission free).

*No car park is available. Please use a nearby car park if you come by car.


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