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Tokyo Olympics: The Countdown | Online Talk

Join us to celebrate #TeamIreland, our amazing athletes and this year’s Olympic Games in Japan at the pre-departure online talk ‘Tokyo Olympics: The Countdown’ on 30th June at 11 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, 30th June 2021
Time: 11 a.m.
Online Talk: Event will take place on Zoom
Registration: Please RSVP by email: info@ija.ie by Monday, 28th June. Login details will be sent to all registered participants via email.

Special Guests:

Moderator: Raymond Hegarty, IJA Chairperson

The Tokyo Olympic Games will take place from 23rd July to 8th August 2021. Team Ireland secured 52 athlete spots at the Tokyo Olympics to date, with one official athlete selection made. 205 nations and approx. 10k athletes will participate in Olympic Games this year. In total, the Tokyo Games will feature 339 events across 33 sports.

This event is organised in association with Bridgestone, Worldwide Olympic Partner.

Merry Christmas from all of us at the IJA!

Dear IJA Members and Friends,

Another amazing and busy year has come to an end. Christmas has come, and the year of the mouse in 2020 is soon approaching.

The IJA Council would like to thank you all for joining our events and outings this year and for your continued support to the Ireland Japan Association. We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a healthy start of the New Year!

A special welcome to H.E. Mr. Mitsuru Kitano, who arrived recently as Ambassador of Japan in Ireland. We wish him every success in this new position. Ambassador Kitano will continue on as the IJA’s Patron Member. We very much look forward to working together in 2020 and beyond.

We are delighted that Dr. and Mrs. Ushioda scholarship was established this year in honour of Dr. and Mrs. Ushioda’s major contribution to the development of the IJA and Ireland-Japan relations, and to underpin the association’s strong commitment to supporting Japanese studies in Ireland. It was our pleasure to award it to Sophia Herar who is our first scholarship recipient.

Rugby took over the nation here in Ireland and definitely in Japan – the host of this year’s Rugby World Cup. Many of us were a part of this amazing event, experienced Japanese hospitality and discovered this beautiful country and culture in person. For many this was the first time visiting Japan. We are sure that this experience will encourage people to return and explore the Land of the Rising Sun even more, especially with such a huge and exciting event as Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games due to start in July 2020.

Finally, we are also delighted to announce that our biggest event of the year – The IJA Annual Dinner 2020 will be taking place on February 14th at The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. We hope you will join us for an evening of celebrations and fine dining at one of the most beautiful and iconic Dublin venues.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and happy holidays!

Warm wishes,

On the behalf of the IJA Council,

Darina Slattery

IJA Chairperson

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