IOC Member (2020 to Present)


Member, IOC Athletes’ Entourage Commission (2020 to Present)


Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, Tokai University Kanagawa (1980)

Master’s Degree in Physical Education (1983)


Appointed to the IOC AEC
Career Experience:

President, Japanese Olympic Committee (2019 to Present)

Vice-President, Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee (2019 to Present)

Vice President, Rugby World Cup 2019 Organising Committee (2019 to Present)

President, All Judo Federation (2017 to Present)

Member, Executive Committee, International Judo Federation (2015 to Present)

Vice-Chancellor, Tokai University, Japan (2011 to Present)


Los Angeles 1984

Athletic Career:

Hachi Dan (Eight Degree Black Belt)

Olympic Games:

Gold Medallist, Judo at Los Angeles 1984

Team Coach, Japan Judo at Atlanta 1996

Team Coach, Japan Judo at Sydney 2000

Deputy Chef de Mission, Japan at Rio 2016

World Judo Championships:

1st Place (+95kg Category) in 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983

1st Place (Open Category) in 1981

All Japan Weight Category Judo Championships (+95kg category):

1st Place (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983)

All Japan Judo Championships:

1st Place (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985)

Awards & Distinctions:

Outstanding Athlete Award, Association of National Olympic Committees (2019)

Honorary Doctorate, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (2008)

Japanese People’s Honour Award (1984)

Grand Priz Serge Kampf, France Sports Academy (1981)

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