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Department of Information & International Relations

Collecting and analyzing sports-related information from Japan and overseas.

Under the objectives set by the Sport Basic Plan and the Department of Information and International Relations is the core organization that handles information needed to promote sports in Japan. The Department evaluates and makes proposals on sport policies and programs in Japan as well as integrating and analyzing domestic and international information.

Information strategy activities

Multilaterally collecting and analyzing information on sports in/outside Japan as shown below, providing the reports, and proposing policies for sports promotion in Japan.
● Concentrated information during international sports events
● Information on high-performance athletes in/outside Japan
● Information on promoting sports participation of women, children, the elderly, and the disabled
● Information on physical education and school sports
● Information on sports businesses
● Information on international contributions through sports
● Research related to sports policy information
● Operation of sports information database, etc.

Activities utilizing the base in the UK

Utilizing the London office and the center at Loughborough University, we carry out: academic research related to sports policies; field studies relateResearch on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Gamesd to international sports events mainly held in UK; support for the talent development of future sports practitioners; collection and dissemination of information obtained through these activities; and the strengthening of networks with people involved.
● Conducting continuous field study on the legacy of London 2012 Games.
● Providing internship opportunities for Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies(TIAS), etc.      

International strategic activities

Establishing and strengthening collaboration, exchanges, and international networks with overseas governmental sports institutions, international administration organizations, international sport organizations, etc.Association of Sports Institutes in Asia Congress
● Establish frameworks for international collaboration and plan and carry out collaboration programs
● Collect and provide information through networks with international administration organizations
● Collect information regarding international sport events
● Provide cooperation and support for organizations hosting international sport events
● Proposal of policies for utilizing sport to solve social issues and Implementation of cooperative projects on sport for development and peace with international organizations

In addition, the following projects commissioned by the Japan Sport Agency are being carried out as our international sports activities.

Global Sport Initiative (Creation of a foundation to promote global sport policies)

Investigation and research to formulate the necessary foundation to drive the development of Japan's international sport policies.

Sport for Tomorrow (SFT) Programme of international contribution through sports

 SFT logo

SFT Programme is one of the Japanese government's commitments to leveraging the power of sport to create a brighter future for people throughout the world. It aims to expand sporting values and the Olympic and Paralympic Movement to people of all generations with more than 10 million people in over 100 counties, including developing countries from 2014 to 2020. The Department is responsible for managing the SFT Consortium Secretariat and implements various projects primarily in developing countries.Undokai sports event in Malawi
● Manage Consortium Secretariat
● Improve curriculums of physical education
● Assist to organise sporting events
● Study and implement new models of international contribution through sport

Sport for Tomorrow Consortium Secretariat
Tel: +81-(0)3-6804-2776   E-mail: sft.info@jpnsport.go.jp


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