Japan’s Olympic Summer Games : past and present : part I : special issue of the Asia-Pacific journal / Jeff Kingston... [et al.]

Kingston, Jeff

Edited by The Asia Pacific Journal. Tokyo - 2020

A mega-event like the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics justifies a monumental two-part special issue. This is an inter-disciplinary effort involving Japan specialists from around the globe who locate the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in light of previous Olympics and a wide range of issues pertinent to the Olympic movement and Japan's global role. It is difficult to do justice to such a rich trove and the array of topics and themes. In part I, there are essays on branding, diversity, LGBT rights, ethnic identity, immigration, the environment, economic issues, Olympic opposition, nuclear concerns, the 1940 and 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the Paralympics, visual culture, design, exploitation, personal memoirs and even on the actual sporting events.

Introduction to the special issue on Japan’s Olympic’s Summer Games : past and present, part I - Kingston, Jeff.
Tokyo’s diversity Olympics dogged by controversy - Kingston, Jeff.
Opening a storyline in the 2020 Olympics - Leheny, David.
Japan and immigration : looking beyond the Tokyo Olympics - Liu-Farrer, Gracia.
Indigenous rights and the ‘Harmony Olympics’ - Morris-Suzuki, Tessa.
“LGBT issues” and the 2020 Games - Maree, Claire.
The small Olympics - Lynam, Ian.
Celebrating the “new” Japan - Curtis, Gerald.
The Tokyo Olympic stadium : site of National Memory - Hashimoto, Akiko.
The Tokyo Olympics : 1940/2020 - Ikeda, Asato.
The 1964 Olympics - Whiting, Robert.
Unease about Tokyo 2020 - Togo, Kazuhiko.
1964 : the greatest year in the history of Japan : three reasons why - Tomizawa, Roy.
From the witches of the Orient to the blossoming sevens : volleyball and rugby at the Tokyo Olympics - Macnaughtan, Helen.
Trash islands : the Olympic Games and Tokyo’s changing environment - Kietlinski, Robin.
Confronting the Olympic paradox : modernity and environment at a crossroads in downtown Tokyo - Matanle, Peter.

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Japan’s Olympic Summer Games : past and present : part II : special issue of the Asia-Pacific journal / Jeff Kingston... [et al.]

Kingston, Jeff

The Asia Pacific Journal. Tokyo - 2020

In this collection of essays, authors explore a range of issues not covered in part I, examining the broader impact of the Olympic movement, efforts to spin the message and whether hosting the Games is worth the extravagant costs....

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