Press Conference (via Zoom): Tomorrow Tadatoshi Akiba, Former Mayor of Hiroshima city
Deep Dive Series: Innovation "Wars" - Can Japan stay abreast?
Stimulating Spanish Serenade Dinner Concert
Correspondents Lunch (from 4 August 2021)
August 2021 Exhibition: Tokyo 2020 Olympics
August 9 - September 3, 2021
Daiki Hashimoto during the Gymnastics - Artistic : Men's Individual All-Around Final (July 28, 2021)
Photo by YUTAKA/AFLO SPORT
When the Games came to Tokyo in 1964, I was looking forward to seeing Abebe Bikila, the barefoot marathon champion. I was totally captivated when I saw a picture of him running barefoot at the Rome Olympics inside a photo magazine. Early in the morning on the day of the competition, I took a position at the corner by the entrance to the National Stadium. Abebe ran calmly like a great philosopher, and the Japanese marathon runner, Tsuburaya, ran behind him tilting his head. My eyes filled with tears as I pressed the shutter on my camera. That was my first Olympic experience.