With the World Forum on Sports and Culture, Japan will soon take an important step on its exciting journey toward the year of 2020 when the Summer Olympics and Paralympics will take place in Tokyo.
The government of Japan deserves praise for its role as a host and for involving the international community so closely and early on in the process. Maybe more than ever, our globalized world needs leadership that recognizes the need for joint dialogue and collaboration.
The World Economic Forum is honored to support the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology through a series of discussions, workshops and interactive sessions.
We will help bring the international community to Tokyo to not only discuss sporting excellence and cultural exchange, but also to allow global leaders to learn more about Japanese perspectives on new lifestyles and approaches to health and well-being and new forms of creativity in the new technological era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
At the same time, this gathering will be a great opportunity for Japan to gain new insights from experts across all sectors — including our community of Young Global Leaders.
Personally, I am looking forward to being in Tokyo once more, as Japan is a country that I have had the privilege and pleasure of visiting more than 80 times since I founded the World Economic Forum and one that has my special admiration for its people and culture.
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