About This Event
The 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the first held in Asia, marked Japan's rebirth as it returned to the world stage as a peaceful and stable nation after World War II. The event transformed Tokyo into a modern city, provided a huge economic boost to the country, and made sports a fundamental part of the lives of Japanese people. Half a century later, Japan hoped to repeat 1964's success by hosting the 2020 Olympics. However, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Japan postponed the Olympics by one year. A panel of experts examines the 2021's Tokyo Olympics' potential legacy in a post-pandemic context.