Action & Legacy

What is the Action & Legacy Plan?

The Tokyo 2020 Games are more than merely a sporting tournament taking place in Tokyo in 2020. The success of the Games also depends on the positive legacies that the Games will leave to Japan and throughout the world in a diverse variety of fields other than sport.
To promote actions that will result in positive and long lasting legacies, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee is working closely with various stakeholders to promote a range of comprehensive actions from the initials stages of planning in the five following pillars:

  • Sport and Health
  • Urban Planning and Sustainability
  • Culture and Education
  • Economy and Technology
  • Recovery, Nationwide Benefits, and Global Communication
Chart of the five pillars for promoting expansive initiatives
Chart of the five pillars for promoting expansive initiatives

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee cannot leave positive legacies in a variety of fields by acting alone. An "All-Japan" team structure consisting of the national government, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), regional and local authorities, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), the Japanese Paralympic Committee (JPC), the Japanese sporting and business communities and other stakeholders will work closely together to implement a wide range legacy-focused actions.

Formulation of the Action and Legacy Plan will be completed prior to the Rio 2016 Games, and a series of actions will be implemented in the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Games. With regard to the legacies that will result from the actions, a post-Games follow-up structure will be established, and we plan to compile a Legacy Report.

Various stakeholders will promote a range of actions based on the Action and Legacy Plan, and the legacies that ensure the success of the Tokyo 2020 Games operations will be bequeathed in a wide range of areas for future generations.

Chart of cooperation for Action & Legacy
Chart of cooperation for Action & Legacy

Action & Legacy Plan

Action & Legacy Plan 2016

The Action & Legacy Plan 2016 has been formulated based on the views of past expert committees as well as on the results of studies conducted by the Tokyo metropolitan government, the Japanese government, the business world, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), the Japanese Paralympic Committee (JPC) and other entities.

Going forward, we will work on an all-Japan basis to further deepen partnerships with the Tokyo metropolitan government, the Japanese government, the JOC, the JPC and other entities to give shape to action and create a legacy.

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Actions under consideration in the five pillars

Sport and Health

Actions under consideration by the Athletes' Commission

  • The Athletes' Commission was established in October 2014. The membership of the commission is composed of 21 Olympians and Paralympians, and is chaired by Sydney 2000 Games women's marathon gold medallist Naoko Takahashi, while Paralympic swimmer Junichi Kawaii serves as vice chair.
  • Discussions are ongoing regarding specific actions and legacies to be passed on to future generations in the Sport and Health field – one of the main pillars of the Action & Legacy Plan – and on ensuring the realisation of the "Athlete First" concept.

Urban Planning and Sustainability

Actions under consideration by the Urban Planning and Sustainability Commission

  • The Urban Planning and Sustainability Commission was established in June 2015. It is headed by former president of the University of Tokyo Hiroshi Komiyama and is composed of 27 leading specialists in the fields of urban planning and the environment.
  • The commission holds discussions on specific actions on the creation of universally-usable urban spaces, accessibility around the vicinity of Games competition venues, and sustainable Games operations aimed at providing positive Games legacies.

Culture and Education

Actions under consideration by the Culture and Education Commission

  • The Culture and Education Commission was established in May 2015. It is headed by president of the Tokyo University of the Arts Ryohei Miyata, and composed of 28 leading specialists in the fields of culture and the arts.
  • The commission holds discussions on specific actions in media arts, traditional culture and other culturally-related fields, as well as specific actions for the education of the Olympics and Paralympics from elementary to high school levels. These actions are aimed at providing positive legacies in these fields.
Culture and Education Commission
List of Members

Economy and Technology

Actions under consideration by the Economy and Technology Commission

  • The Economy and Technology Commission was founded in June 2015. It is chaired by economist Hiroko Ota, and is made up of 17 leading economists and technology specialists.
  • The commission discusses the formulation of specific actions aimed at revitalising Japan's regional economies, and promoting awareness of Japan's information and communications (ICT) and other leading technologies. These actions are aimed at bequeathing lasting legacies in these fields.

Recovery, Nationwide Benefits, and Global Communication

Actions under consideration by the Recovery, Nationwide Benefits, and Global Communication Commission

  • The Media Commission was set up in September 2014. Chairman & CEO, Fuji Media Holdings, Inc. Hisashi Hieda serves as chair of the commission, which consists of 39 broadcasters and journalists.
  • The commission discusses specific actions and legacies aimed at assisting the recovery from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster, communicating unique aspects of Japan to a global audience, etc.