chapter  4
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Tokyo 1964

Nation-wide Olympic education programme for Tokyo 1964 initiated by the Japanese Government
ByTaro Obayashi

In 2020, the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. According to the ‘Tokyo 2020 Games Foundation Plan’ established by The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG 2020), the significance of Olympic education is stated as follows:

Mission – Based on the Tokyo 2020 Games vision, the Games will convey the powerful messages of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to people all over Japan through Education Programmes, thereby sharing the Games’ spirits and values and creating a diverse and inclusive society to be inherited by future generations.

(The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, 2015)