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Asahi Shimbun: Our Perspective on Tokyo 2020

UBC MA Asia Pacific Policy Studies grad student Nanami Akimoto and I published a comment in the 私の視点 column of the Asahi Shimbun on March 20, 2014 built around a specific proposal to turn the Tokyo 2020 O&P Games into “Community Games” by creating a… 95 more words

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In a comment for the Asahi Shimbun, MAAPPS graduate student Nanami Akimoto and I proposed an extension of the 一校一国 (One School, One NOC) program that we called the One District, One Discipline program (一区一競技運動 – … 278 more words

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Where was the Paralympics on NHK?

In January of this year, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has awarded the exclusive host broadcast rights in Japan for the Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 to Japan’s only public broadcaster NHK. 376 more words

UBC Asia Pacific Policy Studies Student Association and Asian Studies are pleased to announce

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Looking Back at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and Towards 2020 – A Cultural & Economic Perspective… 29 more words

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Tony Hawk believes skateboarding will be added to Olympics

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk won’t be around to compete, but he’s been involved in discussions and seems confident skateboarding will become an Olympic sport.

“I don’t know if it’s too definite or not, but I have heard it’s very likely going to be in the 2020 Games,” … 310 more words


Venture Capital for Games-related Innovation

By most accounts, the Japanese economy and Japanese companies in consumer goods markets have suffered from a lack of innovation for some years. Erstwhile electronics and consumer goods giants like Sony and Nintendo aren’t quite heading for the dustbin of history, but they have certainly lost much of their lustre. 246 more words

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