A year ago, the pandemic forced Japan to delay the Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Now, keeping to its original name, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is set to take place from 23 July until 8 August 2021. But with that comes a variety of concerns from athletes, health organisations, and the general public. What’s being done to ensure that it does not cause another outbreak? The Tokyo Organising Committee has said that preparations are underway, and that they are determined to host a safe and secure event.
On 17 July (Saturday) at 11am (GMT+8), Marina Mahathir speaks to Kaori Sasaki, who is part of the Tokyo Organising Committee, about all things Olympics. They will also chat about Ms Sasaki’s experience as a TV reporter and how this allowed her to travel the world.
About Kaori Sasaki
Kaori Sasaki is a well-known diversity expert, best-selling author, and sought-after commentator who appears regularly in the Japanese media. She’s also a former news reporter of News Station (Japan’s highest-rated nightly news programme) and anchored the CBS programme 60 Minutes in Tokyo. Her years as a correspondent gave her the opportunity to travel to over 25 countries, covering human rights and other international topics.
Ms. Sasaki has also been long considered an internet pioneer, having founded the first portal for women in Japan in 1996 – ewoman, Inc. She also established UNICUL International, Inc. – communications consultancy offering executive media training and translation and interpretation in 70 languages. In addition, she has produced and chaired the International Conference for Women in Business, Japan’s largest diversity conference.
Apart from her many other roles and titles, Ms Sasaki is also currently an Executive Board Member on the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, working with a dedicated team to ensure the upcoming games is a safe and secure experience for all involved.
Tokyo Olympics & The Race To The Finish Line
will be hosted on Zoom for FREE. Details of the web session are as follows:
Saturday, 17 July 2021
11AM, Kuala Lumpur (GMT+8)
12PM, Tokyo (GMT+9)
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