Sharing the Wonders of Sport Across Frontiers
We engage in sporting exchanges chiefly with Korea and China, and international sporting cooperation with ASEAN countries, to share our common sporting culture with the people of Asia and the world in the spirit of Fair Play and contribute to global peace and friendship. We shall continue to place a high priority on international exchange and cooperation activities so that the people of Japan and the world can enjoy sports whenever they want and wherever they happen to be.
The Japan-Korea-China Junior Sports Exchange Meet
The Japan-Korea-China junior sports exchange meet has been hosted in turn by Japan, Korea and China since 1993 for promoting sporting exchange between the three countries, fostering mutual understanding and enhancing international sporting competitiveness. Participants are from four teams, representing Japan, Korea, China and the host region. This exchange meet is very unique as an international multi-sports event for high school students. The next exchange meet in 2021 will be held in Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Korea, and the exchange meet in Japan is scheduled to be held in August 2023 in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.
The "Japan-Korea-China Youth Winter Sports Exchange" is based on the "Tokyo Action Plan" adopted at the Second Trilateral Sports Ministers’ Meeting of Japan held in 2018.
The first "Japan-Korea-China Youth Winter Sports Exchange" will be held in February 2022 in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.
Japan-Korea Sports Exchange Program
Annual, wide-ranging sporting exchanges with Korea were started in 1997 with the approach of the co-hosted 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan with the aims of deepening goodwill and friendship between the two countries and promoting further sporting development. The JSPO currently cooperates with the Korean Sport & Olympic Committee in the fields of youth and adult exchange programs.
Japan-China Sports Exchange Program
The sporting exchanges with China commenced in 1999 with the goals of furthering mutual goodwill and friendship and disseminating and promoting sports in both countries. The JSPO cooperates with the All China Sports Federation in the fields of
exchanges between sportsmen and women from both countries, and between youth sport instructors and young athletes
Regional Exchange Program
Regional Exchange Program promotes sports exchanges at the local level both domestically and overseas.
This program for promoting ties with Korea, China and Russia have been organized on the occasions of the
decision to co-host the FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan in 2002; the designation by the Japanese and Chinese governments of 2007 as the Year of Japan-China Cultural and Sporting Exchange; and the Year of Japan in Russia in 2016.
Japan-Germany Junior Sports Club Exchange
Japan Junior Sports Clubs Association and German Junior Sports Club (Deutschen Sportjugend) have conducted exchange program since 1974.
In this program, each country composed of 125 leaders of clubs visits the partner country and participates in programs such as sports exchange and home staying in various areas of the country for 3 weeks.
Contributions to Sport Promotion in ASEAN
This project is aiming at contributing to promote Sports for all in ASEAN countries and help to enhance and develop the sport environment in all Asia region by providing JSPO know-how on Sports for all with consideration of their needs.
Based on the result of survey on the sports environment in ASEAN countries, JSPO have made the plan to cooperate with Thailand by using and introducing an exercise program called Active Child Program (ACP) developed and implemented by the JSPO in Japan.
JSPO had held several ACP seminars and workshops and Implemented a pilot project to train human resources in Thailand so far.
In fiscal 2020, “ACP Guidebook: A Manual for Physical Activity Promotion in Children” Thai version, consists of theory and practical information to assist the instructors of active plays in Thailand, was co-produced with JSPO, the Sports Authority of Thailand, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation and Mahidol University.
Cooperation with The Association for International Sport for All
TAFISA is the leading international Sport for All organization. It is in the privileged position to bring joy, health, social interaction, integration and development to communities and citizens around the globe through the promotion of Sport for All and physical activity.
TAFISA-JAPAN was established in 1992 by four affiliated organizations aiming to cooperate with TAFISA and promote Sport for All in Japan.
In 2020, TAFISA-JAPAN consists of the JSPO ,SASAKAWA SPORTS FOUNDATION and JAPAN HEALTH PROMOTION & FITNESS FOUNDATION.
In December 2019, TAFISA-JAPAN held the 26th TAFISA World Congress Tokyo 2019, an international convention about sport for all movement, hosted by TAFISA-JAPAN is awarded "JNTO Best International Convention Awards 2020" established by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO).
TAFISA-JAPAN opened an official Twitter account to transmit information on Sport For All to society.
Cooperation with SPORT FOR TOMORROW
SPORT FOR TOMORROW (SFT) is an international contribution through sport initiative jointly implemented by public and private sectors, which promotes sport to more than 10 million people in over 100 nations until 2020, the year when Tokyo will host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
All of the JSPO’s international exchange programs are implemented as SFT certified projects.
The JSPO also participates as an organizing member of the SFT Consortium and extends active cooperation to SFT.