Tokyo Olympics 2020
A Dream Come True
Most of you might have already heard the news! Yup, that’s right, Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Olympic Games. It’s a big joy for the Japanese as well as people who love Japan all around the world. Tokyo will once again host the event for the first time since 1964. Not many of you know, Japan were also awarded the event in 1940 but the Games were cancelled due to World War II. Japan also lost their bid to host 2016 Olympic to Brazil. The latest announcement came at 5:20 a.m. Tokyo time. A large crowd watching from an outdoor giant video screen burst into cheers. I Now, that’s a dream come true!!!
I was reading the news in the Morning and was absolutely thrilled! (^o^)
Japan is undoubtedly one of the most unique and interesting country in the world!!! In fact, some say the weirdest things on earth comes from Japan! This goes on to show that Japan is ‘special’. There are more reasons as to why Japan is the suitable country to host the game:
A hardworking nation
If you know a thing or two about Japan’s history and it’s society, then you’ll know how hardworking they are. Japan is a great example of how hardwork can yield amazing result! In just about 20 years since the great war, Japan was already ahead of other countries despite being badly damaged. They are even capable of hosting the 1st Olympic games in Asia in 1964. How is this all possible? In just less than 50 years? It’s the result of hardwork!
Very rich in traditions
Throughout the years for a very long time, Japan has managed to preserve its rich culture which can be seen through the various traditional events held throughout the year (matsuris) and the customs which are strongly rooted in its society such as Seijin-shiki. Japanese traditions are beautiful and you’ll enjoy exploring all the different aspects of their cultures and traditions. It’s an eye-opener!
Even if you don’t speak Japanese, you might know the word “SUSHI” It’s said that “SUSHI” is one of the most widely recognized word in the world! Japanese food is one of the most healthiest food around. They are always served fresh, rich in texture and taste really good!
Japan is also a country well-known for its research in the fields of robotics. It’s really amazing how something seemed like a sci-fi can be made into reality by the Japanese. Their hardwork and enthusiasm in this field of studies has led the way for them to become a top name in the robotics industry. In fact, most of the high-tech gadgets and electronic goods we use comes from Japan.
Creators of “fun”
It’s true that Japanese are really hardworking but when they’re taking a break, they really know how to have fun! For example, Japan created karaoke as a form of after-work leisure. karaoke was believed to have been created in 1971 by Daisuke Inoue who was later awarded the tongue-in-cheek Ig Nobel Peace Prize for his creation. Today, almost everyone in the world can enjoy karaoke! And not to mention that Japan is also known for creating famous video games and consoles that help to redefine the word “fun” among people across the world!
The land of Anime
Anime is certainly one thing that Japan can be proud of! It has made an impact on the life of millions of people. In fact, many grow up watching Animes. Anime has become commercially profitable in Western countries, as demonstrated by early commercially successful Western adaptations of anime, such as Astro Boy. Since the 19th century, many Westerners have expressed a particular interest towards Japan and anime has dramatically exposed more Westerners to the culture of Japan. Anime industry is said to worth over 4 Billion Dollars!
A caring society
Remember the earthquake that strikes 2011 Tōhoku region in 2011? People from all parts of Japan volunteered to help the victims. That’s a really great example of how caring the society of Japan can be!
A country that loves children
While it is quite common to hear news on child abuse in many parts of the world, it is almost never heard in japan. The Japanese love children and they even have special days to celebrate for the children. For example, Shichi-Go-San (七五三, meaning “Seven-Five-Three”) is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for three- and seven-year-old girls and three- and five-year-old boys, held annually on November 15 to celebrate the growth and well-being of young children. As it is not a national holiday, it is generally observed on the nearest weekend.
The list goes on…
There are so many reasons. I’m not going to write all here. I’m sure you have your own reasons why you love japan and think that it’s the suitable choice to host the 2020 Olympic games. (^o^)
I have been really busy recently. Aside from studying, I’m doing lots of things, recently, I’ve been developing some websites with my friend and at the same time, handling some illustration project with my team of illustrators. That’s why you don’t see me updating this site frequently as of late. Will be updating it soon. Currently, there something new in plan…will tell you next time 🙂 Well, I hope you do keep tab of Figure Culture on facebook because it’s easier to give updates there ^^ Thanks for supporting Figure Culture! We couldn’t have come this far without you!
Our mascot, Wakahisa Tamiko, congratulating Japan for winning the bid 🙂 You can get the High-res wallpaper here