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June 2018

Regional Revitalization through Sports

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THEME FOR JUNE
Regional Revitalization through Sports

Like every great competitor, Japan has the teamwork, guts and endless resilience to win against the odds, and the public and private sectors advance measures to pump up the economy and inspire people and communities through sports.

FEATURES

Revitalizing Regional Communities and Economies through Sports

An interview with Japan Sports Agency Commissioner Daichi Suzuki

An Olympic-Class Training Haven in Hokkaido

A Hokkaido town draws Olympic and Paralympic Games competitors with fantastic facilities, food and climate

How a Rugby Town Got Back in the Scrum

One of Japan's rugby meccas rebounds from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake to become a Rugby World Cup 2019 host town

The Professional Touch

Pro soccer and basketball squads and a host of other sports teams are giving Niigata Prefecture something to cheer about

Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams

Japan's premier high school baseball tourney is a hotbed of drama, soaring hopes and first looks at future pro players

A Seaside Town Creates Its Own High Tide

Mie Prefecture's Kumano is merging marine sports and natural attractions to bring beach-goers back to its shores

Trekking through the Mosaic

The Shin-Etsu Trail shows trekkers the captivating interplay of natural features known as satoyama

World's First Wheelchair International Marathon

The Oita International Wheelchair Marathon - the world's first and biggest - draws racers from all over the planet

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