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September 13th, Two Years Ahead of “World Athletics Championships Tokyo 25”. Symposium Featuring Top Athletes in Track and Field to be held! [Limited to 200 Participants]


Nozomi Tanaka and Toshikazu Yamanishi, participants in the Budapest 2023 World Championships in Athletics, visited the event!

The TOKYO FORWARD 2025 Symposium was held on Wednesday, September 13, two years before the Tokyo 2025 World Championships!

The symposium will welcome leading athletes in the world of track and field, Nozomi Tanaka (middle-distance running) and Toshikazu Yamanishi (walking), who will participate in the Budapest 2023 World Championships starting on August 19 (Saturday), and will deliver their voices immediately after the event!

(Left) Nozomi Tanaka, who holds Japanese records in the 1000m, 1500m, and 3000m events. (R) Toshikazu Yamanishi, a 20 km walker, will win the World Championships for the third year in a row! Courtesy of Japan Association of Athletics Federations / Kyodo News Images

A panel discussion on the significance of holding international sporting events, including athletes who have participated in past World Championships and Deaflympics (Deaflympians).
You can also enjoy a performance by the pantomime duo “GABEZ,” who appeared in the much talked about pictogram performance at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

We will be inviting a limited number of 200 people* to attend the TOKYO FORWARD 2025 Symposium!
We look forward to seeing you all there!

To apply, please visit the special page!
For those who live or work in Tokyo.

TOKYO FORWARD 2025 Symposium
1. date: Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 18:00-19:30 (tentative)
2. location: Tomin Hall (2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
3. organizer: Tokyo Metropolitan Government co-sponsor: Tokyo 2025 World Championships in Athletics Foundation (tentative)
Cooperation: TBS Television Corporation, Japan Association of Athletics Federations (tentative)
4. contents/performers:
Budapest 2023 World Championships Athletics Talk Show
Toshikazu Yamanishi (Athlete representing Japan in the Budapest 2023 World Championships (20km), Gold medalist in Doha 2019 and Oregon 2022)
Nozomi Tanaka, Japan’s representative at Budapest 2023 World Championships (1500m, 5000m), Japanese record holder for women’s 1000m, 1500m, and 3000m
Ms. Yuriko Kobayashi (Sports Commentator, former Japanese record holder in women’s 1500m)
(2) Special Performance
GABEZ (Pantomime duo|Heaven Artist)
(3) Panel Discussion: “What International Sporting Events Bring to Tokyo
Toshikazu Yamanishi Player
Nozomi Tanaka Player
Ms. Yuriko Kobayashi
Yuji Takada, Athlete (Deaf Athletics, 4 consecutive appearances at Deaflympics|Athlete associated with Tokyo Metropolitan Government)
Hiroshi Yamamoto, Professor, Faculty of Sports and Health, Hosei University, and Chairman of the Leadership Development Committee, Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF)
Tetsuya Matsuo (Professor, College of Sports and Wellness, Rikkyo University, Chairman, Tokyo Sports Promotion Council)
5. about viewing:
Number of applicants: 200 people (living and working in Tokyo) *Online distribution will also be conducted (URL to be announced at a later date)
Application period: August 4 (Fri.) – 31 (Thu.) *Applications must be submitted through the special event page below.
6. special event page: https://www.seriku2025.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/

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