The JSPO issued “Declaration on Sport in Japan”, Sport Mission in the 21st Century in 2011, its centenary year, as a contemporary version of the inherited spirit of the Founding Statement bequeathed by our founding chairman, Jigoro Kano.
Declaration on Sport in Japan defines sport as a universally shared culture based on the enjoyment of free physical activity. It delineates three global issues that sport has to address as its new social mission for the 21st century:
Social Targets of Declaration on Sport in Japan
- To enrich people’s lifestyles in fair communities with rich social welfare provision via expanding the happiness and benefit of living together as deepening bonds in the community.
- To realize people’s diverse lifestyles according to each one’s life stage through nurture of people’s innate ability to empathize with others or the environment we live in and, maintaining and developing sustainable lifestyles in coexisting with the global environment.
- To build a society full of genuine peace and friendship through lifestyles rooted in the spirit of fair play based on respect for one’s opponent, where all people can open themselves up honestly to others and accept others as they are.
The JSPO promotes action plans for the firm implementation of its visions and missions with the aim of giving all people richer access to sport:
Outline of the Japan Sport Association’s Vision 2018