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

Kingston, Jeff

Edited by 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. Two authors focus on the Paralympics, another presents excerpts from a graphic guide to the Olympics while others delve into previous Olympics, what they represented and how they influence the 2020 Games. There are also several essays on opposition to the Olympics and lingering concerns about how the government has managed the Fukushima nuclear accident. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic casts an ominous shadow over the Games, but hopefully it will abate in time for the Games to proceed.

Introduction to the special issue on Japan’s Olympic’s Summer Games : past and present, part II - Kingston, Jeff.
Bringing the circus to town : an anatomy of the Olympic movement - W. Kelly, William.
Did the 2016 Olympics change Rio de Janeiro ? Not much - at least not for the good - Wade, Stephen.
Spinning the rings : the media and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics - McNeill, David.
Can cities bring home the gold ? : what economic theory tells us about hosting the Olympic Games - A. Leeds, Michael.
Tokyo 2020 : public cost and private benefit - Marikova Leeds, Eva.
The Tokyo Paralympic superhero : manga and narratives of disability in Japan - Van der Veere, Anoma.
Promises of accessibility for the Tokyo 2020 Games - Lee, Susan S..
1940 Tokyo : the Olympiad that never was - Schreiber, Mark.
Symbolic transformation : the 1964 Tokyo Games reconsidered - Tagsold, Christian.
Light, currency, spectacle, and war : Kobayashi Erika’s she waited (2019) - Nettleton, Taro.
The Fukushima nuclear disaster and the Tokyo Olympics - Hiroaki, Koide.
Radiation disinformation and human rights violations at the heart of Fukushima and the Olympic Games - Burnie, Shaun.
As if nothing had occurred : anti-Tokyo Olympics protests and concern over radiation exposure - Ogawa, Akihiro.
Anti-Olympic rallying points, public alienation, and transnational alliances - Ganseforth, Sonja.
Playful protests and contested urban space : the 2020 Tokyo Olympics protest movement - Andrews, William.
An opportunity for Japan to change people’s perception - Dudden, Alexis.
Some pages from the manga book ‘Tokyo and Olympics Guide’ with commentary on social and environmental significance, written by Sean Michael Wilson, illustrated by Makiko Kodama, published by Kodansha, bilingual edition, Dec 2019 - Wilson, Sean Michael.

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