Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Countdown-“1,000 Days to Go”

Tokyo 2020 Nationwide Participation Programme: Tokyo 2020 to host a Cultural Olympiad Night

Organiser:
Tokyo2020
Cultural Olympiad Night Committee

Date:
Sunday 26 November

Location:
Gyoko-dori, in front of Tokyo station

Event Schedule:
Master of ceremonies: SHELLY, TV personality / Member of the Tokyo 2020 Culture and Education Commission
Half Japanese and half American, born between an Italian-American father and a Japanese mother, Shelly is bilingual in Japanese and English, is known for her friendly personality, and is vigorously spreading her work in television with appearances as MC in variety shows and information shows as well as serving as navigator on radio programmes. She has been taking part in the Culture and Education Commission, Tokyo Organising

Part 1: Tokyo 2020 DIALOGUE
Guests’ talk session about the Olympic and Paralympic cultural programme
Time: 18:30 – 18:50
Moderator:
Amon Miyamoto, Director
Amon has been engaged in a broad range of works that go beyond genres such as musicals, straight plays, opera, kabuki, and noh play, both at home and abroad. In 2016 he directed the cultural event for the official programme at the World forum on Sport and Culture, the kickoff event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. He extends his efforts in directing and disseminating all types of art and culture, ranging from classical performances to the latest entertainment

Guests:
- Ebizo Ichikawa XI, Kabuki Actor / Member of the Tokyo 2020 Culture and Education Commission
Succeeded the name Ebizo Ichikawa at Kabuki-za in 2004; also extends efforts in voluntary performances aimed at passing on the traditional Japanese performing art to future generations. In addition to Kabuki, he also won the award for best male lead actor in the film “Rikyu ni Tazuneyo” (Ask Rikyu) at the 37th Japan Academy Awards in 2014.

- Yoshiaki Sawabe, Creative Director / Tokyo 2020 Adviser
Leader for the creative studio “One to Ten Holdings”, which comprises nine companies and is active in four businesses: Ad Creative, AI, IoT, and Spatial Entertainment. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a Cannes international advertising award, the Japan Media Arts Festival, Cultural Affairs Agency, Japan, and the Good Design Award. He served as a concept advisor for the flag handover ceremony at the Rio Paralympics in 2016 and in 2017 unveiled the CYBER WHEEL and CYBER BOCCIA, which expand personal experiences of Paralympic sport through digital direction.

- Tamiyo Kusakari, Actress / Advisor to the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee
Born in Tokyo in 1965. Began studying ballet at the age of eight and has received numerous awards as a ballerina. Appeared in “Shall We Dance?” (directed by Masayuki Suo), and received numerous awards including a Japan Academy Award for best lead actress. Retired from her career as a ballerina in 2009 and has since been appearing in films, dramas, and theatre as an actress.

Part 2: Tokyo 2020 ALL JAPAN CONCERT
Concert by Japanese musicians, orchestras and high school students from areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake
Time: 19:00 – 20:00
Director: Amon Miyamoto

Conductor: Chikara Iwamura
Graduate of Waseda University, Electronic Communication, Department of Science and Engineering, and the performance course at Toho Gakuen College Music Department. Winner of the first prize, Conductor Division of the Master Players International Music Competition and numerous other international competitions. He has conducted orchestras such as the Hungarian Philharmonic and the NHK Symphony, and has been active on an international scale, featuring together with the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto on appointment by Argerich. He served as an assistant conductor for the NHK Symphony Orchestra from 2000 to 2007 and has been a resident conductor for the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra since 2010 and received a Hyogo Prefecture Achievement Award (cultural merit) in 2015.

Performers: Tokyo New City Orchestra
Other Performers:
- Emiri Miyamoto, violinist
Won the first place at the Germany Dusseldorf Student Recording Competition at the age of 14. Has since participated in the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, etc. and made her album debut in 2007 with “smile”. She continues to be active in a broad range of areas including various television shows and commercials.

- Mari Moriya, Soprano singer
A graduate of Musashino Academia Musicae, its graduate school, and the Mannes School of Music. Made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera House as Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflote. Has since appeared at Volksoper Wien and other major opera houses in the United States and Europe; active domestically at venues such as the Hyogo Performing Arts Center, Biwako Hall, and Tokyo Nikikai Opera House. Lives in Vienna; member of the Nikikai Opera Foundation.

- Emiko Suzuki, Gospel singer
Has been participating as a singer in CD learning materials every year since the age of four and has also been singing as a member of her family chorus group, “the Sugimoto family”. Winner in the vocal category at the nationwide gospel contest “Gospel Koshien” in 2015. Continues to mark high scores in the TV Asahi show “Kanjani Eight no The Mozart Ongaku-Oh No. 1 Ketteisen” and has gained tremendous attention as “the greatest gospel (-singing) high school girl”.

- MIYAVI, musician
Has gained recognition around the world for his unique “slap style” on the guitar. He has had 6 successful world tours in the past and played more than 300 shows across the globe. Aside from music, MIYAVI debuted in Hollywood as an actor in Unbroken (2014), and continues to present the full spectrum of his performing abilities as a musician, actor, and model world-wide.

- Koichi Omae, Amputee dancer
Koichi Omae lost his left leg below the knee in a traffic accident at the age of 24 when he had just begun his career as a professional dancer. To continue to dance with one leg, he has studied movements in a wide range of areas including yoga, martial arts, and rhythmic gymnastics. And by using various types of artificial legs, both long and short, and making contrivances to match each performance, he has created a one-of-a-king style of dance. He won the gold medal at the Para Dance Sport Polish Open and the German Open hosted by the International Paralympic Committee in 2017 and received the silver medal at the world championships held in October.

- Choir clubs from Fukushima Meisei high school
- Choir clubs fromIshinomaki Koubunkan high school, Miyagi prefecture

Producer: Maiko Amano

Procedure for attending: Please register via the official website ( http://cultural-olympiad-night.peatix.com/(Open in a new window)) no later than on Friday 11 November.

Notes:
Each application is limited to maximum of 2 people. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places, selection will be made by means of a draw.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Countdown – "1,000 Days to Go"

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will jointly host Tokyo 2020 Olympic Countdown – 1,000 Days to Go on Saturday, 28 October, exactly 1,000 days before the opening of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

During the opening ceremony, floats numbered 1, 0, 0, and 0 will be carried along Chuo Dori to the main stage, where a countdown display showing the number of days to go until Tokyo 2020 will be unveiled. There will also be demonstrations of new Olympic sports that will feature for the first time at the Tokyo 2020 Games: 3x3 basketball, BMX freestyle, and skateboarding.

Date:
Saturday 28 October

Event location:
Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (From Muromachi 3-chome Crossing to Nihonbashi Kitazume Crossing)

Time:
14:30 – 16:00

Participants:
Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo
Toshiro Muto, CEO, Tokyo 2020
Tsunekazu Takeda, President, Japanese Olympic Committee
Yoshihide Yada, Mayor, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Daisuke Ozaki, President, Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly
Keiichi Nagahashi, Vice President, Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly
Kunihiko Koyama, Chair, Special Committee for Promotion
Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Rugby World Cup,
Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly

Guests:
Shunichi Suzuki, Minister in Charge of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Daichi Suzuki, Commissioner, Japan Sports Agency

Olympic Athletes:
Ryosuke Irie, Swimming / Beijing 2008, London 2012 (silver), Rio 2016
Hiromi Miyake, Weightlifting / Athens 2004, Beijing
2008, London 2012 (silver), Rio 2016 (bronze)
Naohisa Takato, Judo / Rio 2016 (bronze)
Asuka Teramoto, Gymnastics / London 2012, Rio 2016

Special Guests:
Ebizo Ichikawa XI, Kabuki Actor / Member of the Tokyo 2020 Culture and Education Commission

Event Schedule:
Parade
Time: 14:45–15:00
Olympic athletes and local affiliates, wearing happi coats decorated with the Tokyo 2020 emblem, will carry four floats numbered 1, 0, 0, 0 along Chuo Dori.

Opening stage event
Time: 15:00–15:20
Introduction of guests, opening remarks by a representative of the organisers, greeting from a representative of the special guests. Unveiling a countdown display showing 1000 days to go followed by talk session with Olympic athletes

Experience Tokyo 2020 Games New Sports
Time: 14:30–16:00
Demonstrations will be given by BMX freestyle, skateboarding and 3x3 basketball athletes, with float-carrying athletes/Olympic athletes also participating in the 3x3 basketball demonstration.
15:05–15:25 BMX freestyle demonstration
15:05–15:25 Skateboarding demonstration
15:30–15:45 3x3 basketball demonstration

“1,000 Days to Go” Events Organised by Tokyo 2020 Partners

Related Events Organised by Tokyo 2020 Sponsors

Tokyo 2020 Sponsors will host their own events to mark the 1000 day countdown to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Please join in these events and help celebrate the countdown!

Nihonbashi City Olympic Concert

Organiser:
Japanese Olympic Committee
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Date:
Saturday 28 October

Location:
Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall (COREDO Muromachi 1, Muromachi 2-2-1, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku)

Programme:
Orchestral music concert and a video of past Olympic Games

Bridgestone x Olympic x Paralympic a GO GO!

Organiser:
Bridgestone Corporation

Date:
Kodaira city: Sunday 29 October
Koriyama city: Saturday 18 November

Location:
Kodaira city, Tokyo / Koriyama city, Fukushima

Programme:
A local event whereby Olympians and Paralympians will meet with the company’s employees and other local people to promote the Olympic Movement.

Website:
http://agogo2020.bridgestone/ (Japanese)(Open in a new window)

The Passions – Creativity toward the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Organiser:
Panasonic Corporation

Date:
Saturday 14 October – Saturday 9 December

Location:
Panasonic Center Tokyo 1F (Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo)

Programme:
An exhibition featuring various creative displays related to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Website:
http://panasonic.co.jp/center/tokyo/event/all/2017/10/the_passions.html (Japanese)(Open in a new window)

The Passions – Creativity Toward the Olympic and Paralympic Games – Special Exhibition of Tokyo 2020 New Promotional Graphics

Organiser:
Panasonic Corporation

Date:
Saturday 28 October

Location:
1 FNEXT Commmunication, Panasonic Center Tokyo
(Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo)

Programme:
The Tokyo 2020 executive director of communications & engagement and the director of the new promotional graphic design will join the event and tell the story behind the creation of the new graphics.

Website:
http://panasonic.co.jp/center/tokyo/event/all/#special(Open in a new window)

ASICS “COUNTDOWN 1,000”

Organiser:
ASICS Corporation

Date:
Saturday 28 October

Location:
ASICS Harajuku Flagship Store

Programme:
Japanese Olympic swimmer Ruba Imai will act as ASICS Harajuku flagship store manager for the day and meet with fans

Website:
http://www.asics.com/jp/ja-jp/shop/harajuku-flagship (Japanese)(Open in a new window)

ENEOS Sport Festival 2017 in Negishi, Kanagawa

Organiser:
JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation

Date:
Thursday 23 November

Location:
Negishi Refinery (Isogo-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa)

Programme:
Sharing of Olympic and Paralympic experences
Talk session by Olympic and Paralympic athletes

Website:
http://www.noe.jxtg-group.co.jp/calendar/201710.html (Japanese)(Open in a new window)

JX - ENEOS Baseball School

Organiser:
JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation

Date:
Saturday 25 November

Location:
Marifu Refinery (Waki-cho, Kuga-gun, Yamaguchi)

Programme:
Baseball training sessions for local elementary and junior high school students will be hosted by professional baseball players at branch offices of JX-ENEOS

C&C User Forum & iEXPO2017

Organiser:
NEC Corporation

Date:
Thursday 9 November – Friday 10 November

Location:
Tokyo International Forum, Hall B2 (Yurakucho, Tokyo)

Programme:
Around 60 exhibits featuring a wide array of products, solutions and cutting-edge technologies will be on display.

Website:
http://www.nec.com/en/event/uf-iexpo/index.html(Open in a new window)

Nomura Securities Head Office Illumination

Organiser:
Nomura Holdings, Inc.

Date:
Saturday 28 October – Wednesday 29 November

Location:
Nomura Securities Nihonbashi Head Office Building
(Nihonbashi 1-9-1, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)

Programme:
The Nomura Securities Nihonbashi head office will be illuminated in colours during this period

Nihonbashi City Tokyo 2020 Street Decorations

Organiser:
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Date:
Saturday 28 October – Wednesday 29 November

Location:
Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (from Muromachi 3-chome Crossing to Nihonbashi Kitazume Crossing)

Programme:
The Chuo-dori and other areas of Nihonbashi will be decorated with Tokyo 2020 emblems and portraits of athletes and other people.

Paralympic Sport and Techonology Exhibition

Organiser:
JTB Corporation

Date:
Friday 27 October

Location:
Sea Fort Square 1F, Tennozu (Higashi-shinagawa 2-3-12, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo)

Programme:
A cyber wheelchair driving experience and a cyber boccia game experience will be on offer.

Travel / Culture Lecture in Tennozu

Organiser:
JTB Corporation

Date:
Friday 27 October

Location:
Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo Seafort, Tennozu
(Higashi-shinagawa 2-3-15, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo)

Programme:
This series of JTB Group travel/culture lectures commenced in 1983. Olympic figure skater Daisuke Takahashi will be the guest speaker at this lecture and will talk about sport.

JTB Paralympic Art Competition

Organiser:
JTB Corp.

Date:
Friday 27 October 2017 – Saturday 31 March 2018

Location:
Sea Fort Square JTB Bldg.,Tennozu
(Higashi-shinagawa 2-3-11, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo)

Programme:
Several award-winning Paralympic Art Competition works not ordinarily open to the public will be exhibited at JTB’s offices

Website:
http://paralymart.or.jp/information/(Open in a new window)

Toyosu Universal Festival

Organiser:
TOKYO GAS Co., Ltd.

Date:
Saturday 28 October – Sunday 29 October

Location:
Gas Science Museum, Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo Shin-Toyosu Brillia Running Stadium, Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo

Programme:
A showcasing of future society via displays and experiences of sports, art and technology.

Website:
http://www.tokyo-gas.co.jp/tokyo2020/events/ (Japanese)(Open in a new window)

Shinjuku Universal Festival

Organiser:
TOKYO GAS Co., Ltd.

Date:
Friday 17 November – Saturday 18 November

Location:
Tokyo Gas Shinjuku Showroom, Shinjuku Park Tower (Nishishinjuku 3-17-13, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

Programme:
Visitors can jointly experience and take part in various activities (including sports activities, art, food offerings and technology displays) along with athletes and people with disabilities

1,000 Days to Go! In TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN

Organiser:
Tobu Top Tours Co., Ltd.

Date:
Saturday 28 October – Wednesday 29 November

Location:
TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN (Oshiage 1, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)

Programme:
Various events based on the theme of “Revival & Harmony” aimed at building public support ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Website:
http://www.tobutoptours.co.jp/pdf/1000daystogo.pdf (Japanese)(Open in a new window)

1,000 Days to Go – Countdown Festival

Organiser:
The Yomiuri Shimbun

Date:
Saturday 28 October – Sunday 29 October

Location:
Shiba Park, Minato-ku, Tokyo Tokyo Tower (Shibakoen 4-2-8, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Programme:
Athletes expected to compete at Tokyo 2020 will join the event. Tokyo Tower will be lit up in the five Olympic ring colours.

Aoyama Sports Fest 2017

Organiser:
The Asahi Shimbun, Dai Nippon Printing Co. and Uptown Aoyama Concierge (a non-profit organisation)

Date:
Saturday 28 October – Sunday 29 October

Location:
Meiji Jingu Gaien, Jingu Stadium (Kasumigaokamachi 1-1, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

Programme:
Talk session and demonstration by athletes

Website:
https://aoyama-sportsfest.jp/ (Japanese)(Open in a new window)

Decoration of The Mainichi Newspaper Building with National Flags

Organiser:
The Mainichi Newspaper Co., Ltd.

Date:
Saturday 28 October – Sunday 5 November

Location:
Palaceside Building (Hitotsubashi 1-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

Programme:
Flags of 206 National Olympic Committees affiliated with the International Olympic Committee will be on display

Website:
http://mainichi.jp/1000daystogo/ (Japanese)(Open in a new window)

Please contact the event organisers directly for details on specific partner events.