IDEA for TOKYO Contest!
the presentation of new idea about hospitality by City Volunteers for Tokyo 2020 Games!
Applications for the Tokyo 2020 Games City Volunteers will be accepted from September 2018.
IDEA for TOKYO is the contest to seek the new ideas which City Volunteers can offer for welcoming visitors around the world in 2020. The theme of the contest is "How to make smile in Tokyo." The final will be held at a venue for Tokyo 2020 Live Sites in 2018. The City Volunteers may implement the winner's idea at Tokyo 2020. The judges of the contest are the Athens 2004 Olympic Games swimming gold medalist Ai Shibata, para badminton player Daisuke Fujiwara, and comedian Tomonori Jinnai.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the venue.
- Date and Time
- Sunday, March 18, 2018
11:55 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Hibiya Park (Tokyo 2020 Live Sites in 2018)
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Swimming Gold Medalist/ Swimming Advisor
After enrolling at National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya, Ai Shibata set a record every year. In her second year at the university she became a member of the national swimming team for the first time. In her fourth year there she broke the qualification standard record in the national selection for the Athens 2004, ranked second. At her first Olympics, she finished fifth in the 400-meter freestyle, and became the first Japanese and female gold medalist in the 800-meter freestyle. She announced her retirement after the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
She is now working on her project to help children overcome their fear of water, using her original teaching method she is expanding her activities nationwide. She is also involved in many sports promotions including lectures and events. She served as one of presenters for the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee at the XVIII Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly.
Para Badminton Player
Soon after his birth, Daisuke Fujiwara had his left leg amputated due to an infectious disease. Influenced by his sister who played badminton, he also took up the sport in the third grade at his elementary school. He joined the badminton clubs of his junior and senior high schools and played with players without impairment. In the second year at his high school he began to participate in para-badminton competitions, and in the third year there, he was the youngest player in the National Team to compete in BWF Para-Badminton World Championship. He won bronze medals in the both men's singles and doubles. After graduating his high school, he enrolled in University of Tsukuba, which has a strong badminton team, and played with top-ranking student players to hone his skills.
In 2015, he was runner-up in the Indonesia Para-Badminton International, and ranked in the top eight in the BWF Para-Badminton World Championship. After graduating from the university, he joined LINE Corporation, and devotes himself to playing badminton. He won three international tournaments in the singles, and ranked in the top eight in the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships. Now he is aiming to win a gold medal in the Tokyo 2020.
Comedian/ TV Personality
Tomonori Jinnai was born in Kakogawa, Hyogo. He graduated from the NSC (New Star Creation) Osaka School class of 1992. He won many entertainment awards. His performance style is making fun of sound and video clips he prepares. His activities go beyond Japan, and conducted live performances in Korea Republic in 2011, Las Vegas in 2014, and Los Angeles in 2016. He appears in entertainment TV programs, and plays as M.C., but also many roles in the entertainment world.
Background / Contest of Theme
The theme of the contest is as follows (There are 20 slides in all) *Only in Japanese
University/ College/ Vocational school's students (one team consists of 1-6 people)
- January 26 (Fri): Deadline for registration (until midnight)
- February 2 (Fri): Deadline for submitting proposals (until midnight)
- During February: The first and second screenings (4 teams advance to the contest)
- March 18 (Sun): Contest (venue：Hibiya Park for about one hour)
- * Application for IDEA for TOKYO closed on January 26.
We appreciate your applications.
For Further Information and Inquiries
IDEA for TOKYO Office （Weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m）
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Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003
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