SOAS University of London

Japan Research Centre

JRC Sport Symposia Series

Sport and Diplomacy Photo

Helen Macnaughtan is lead organiser of the Japan Research Centre’s Sport Symposia series (2017-2020) in collaboration with the SOAS Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD), the Japan Foundation London and the Japan Sport Council. The Series is funded by the Toshiba International Foundation, and is focused around the impact Japan's hosting of Sports Mega Events, including the Rugby World Cup (2019) and the Tokyo Summer Olympics (2020) will have for sport, economy and society in Japan.

The Sport Series will run from 2017 to 2020:

First event: Sport and Diplomacy: Past Reflections and Looking Toward 2020 (15th May 2017)
Second event: From Patients to Pros: The Paralympics and the Evolving Image of Disabled Athletes in Japan, 1964-2020 (29th November 2017)

For further information please visit the Multi-dimensional Sport Diplomacy and Governance Hub or contact the Centres and Programmes Office.

To receive email invitations from us about upcoming JRC Sports Symposia, please register here.

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