POSTED: March 31st 2015

Culture and Education Commission has been established by the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizers

MARISSA FLANDERS / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) During today's Executive Board meeting, The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced the appointments of the members to the Tokyo 2020 Culture and Education Commission.

The organizing committee will be provided with crucial insights, thanks to the commission. The commission will also assist in the preparations to host a truly inspiring Culture and Education Program. A program that will excite athletes, media, spectators, stakeholders,and the Olympic Family.

The Culture and Education Commission being established has brought the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee one step closer to delivering a successful Games.

"The coming fiscal year will be very important for the organizing committee, as it will be the year in which we commence implementation of specific initiatives contained in our Games Foundation Plan," stated Tokyo 2020 President, Yoshiro Mori.

Consisting of 28 people (17 male and 10 female), the Tokyo 2020 Culture and Education Commission will be full of prominent figures from Japan's entertainment and art world. In addition to leading figures in the field of education. Ryohei Miyata, President of Tokyo University of the Arts, will chair the commission.

Other members of the commission include: Sarah Marie Cummings, American sake sommelier; Yoshihiro Murata, Michelin 3-star chef; Ebizo Ichikawa, Kabuki actor; Junko Koshino, fashion designer; Takashi Yamazaki, award winning film director; Kumi Koyama, ballet dancer; Yuki Ikenobo, Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) artist; Sen Soshitsu, tea ceremony master; and Shelly, NHK educational program co-host.

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