Recently, "Team Japan" scored quite a few points in leading the world in the promotion of sports and culture to achieve economic prosperity and world peace.

The central and local governments, as well as the public sector, worked together in October to bring success to the World Forum on Sport and Culture, which was attended by several thousand people from all over the world.

One remarkable aspect of the event was that politicians in charge of sports promotion from as many as 69 countries, including more than 30 sports ministers or equivalent-level politicians, attended the forum.