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【Birth Anniversary Kano Jigoro Shihan】Kodokan Symposium: "Kano Jigoro Shihan and Olympics" 

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October 28th -this year, it is not only the birthday of Kano Jigoro Shihan but also the start of the 1000-day-countdown to the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

 

In commemoration of the day, the Kodokan and Bunkyo Ward will jointly hold a symposium on "Kano Jigoro Shihan and Olympics". (In Japanese)

 

The three Olympics: The non-existent Tokyo Olympics in 1940 that was decided because of Kano Shihan's presentation; the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 in which the first Judo game was held; and the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Panelists will talk on these Olympics. Don't miss it.

  

Title: Kano Jigoro Shihan and Olympics

Date & Time: Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 15:00-16:00

Venue: B2F, Bunkyo Civic Center (1-16-21, Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)

 A few minutes' walk from Subway Kasuga/Korakuen station

Panelists:

Mr. Takehide NAKATANI (the first Olympic Judo gold medalist, 1964 Tokyo Olympics)

Mr. Hisashi SANADA (Professor, University of Tsukuba)

Ms. Ami KONDO (bronze medalist, 48 kg, 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics)

Moderator:

Mr. Naoki MURATA (Director, Museum and Library Department, the Kodokan)

Participation: Free, no reservations are necessary

 

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[Panelists Information]

Mr. Takehide NAKATANI, 9th Dan

The first Olympic Judo gold medalist in 1964 Tokyo Olympics

Member of the Board of Trustees, Kodokan

Chairman, Hiroshima Prefectural Judo Federation

 

Mr. Hisashi SANADA

Researcher of Olympic History and Kano Jigoro

Chairman of the School of Health and Physical Education, University of Tsukuba

 

Ms. Ami KONDO

Gold medalist, 48 kg, 2014 World Championships

Bronze medalist, 48 kg, 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics

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