An article contributed by Yuichi Ando (our president and physician), entitled “Japanese Sports: From the Present to the Future” has been featured in the Winter 2023 issue of “Physical Education for Women” (Japan Association of Physical Education for Women).
From a passage in the “Conclusion” section.
Athletes should not only establish objectives as athletes but also possess personal aspirations regarding the type of person they wish to become. They should reflect on their abilities, and persevere in challenging themselves within a safe and secure environment. Adversity and struggles may arise, yet by persevering in their challenges, they may discover a new version of themselves. Additionally, those who support the athletes should strive to foster a supportive environment, while keeping the future in mind, and maintaining a continuous attitude of learning. This, in my belief, represents the envision of sports and athletics in Japan, leading to a thriving society.