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Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 11:00 - 12:00

Jules Boykoff, U.S. Olympian, Author of "Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Games"

Anne Orchier, Organizing member of "NoOlympics LA"
Misako Ichimura, Member of "Hangorin no kai NoOlympics2020"
Language: The speech and Q & A will be in Japanese with English interpretation.


Should the 2020 Tokyo Olympics be known as the "Exploitation Olympics?" A group of "NoOlympics" speakers at the FCCJ on July 23 believe the answer is yes.

Whether it is the forecast for dangerously hot weather, restrictions on use of public transportation or security policies, materials used to build the Olympic stadium, displacement of homeless, or cost overruns burdening Japan taxpayers, the 2020 Olympics has gathered its share of critics.

In recent years a growing chorus of voices are saying the negatives tied to holding an Olympics outweigh the positives. Come to the FCCJ and hear from those who lead the anti-Olympic movements.

Doors open for TV crew only at 10:15, all others at 10:30. Please reserve in advance, 3211-3161 or on the website (still & TV cameras inclusive). Reservations and cancellations are not complete without confirmation. Livestreaming of press conferences are available on our website(

*Due to space restrictions, please note there will be a limited number of reservations to attend. FCCJ members, including TV cameras, will have priority for the reservation and seating/setting positions and one TV camera for affiliate networks.

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