Passing the Torch


From July 23 to August 8, 2021, the spotlight will shine on Tokyo, host to the world’s Summer Games. In celebration of this monumental event, Japan Society proudly presents Passing the Torch, a spirited program reflecting on sports in Japan.

As the Olympic flame began its journey across Japan, the series kicked off this spring with talks on judo, martial arts classes for kids, and sports-themed film screenings.

Now in our series' second wave, newly added programs highlight resiliency and strength in overcoming adversity by honing in on the mindset of superstar athletes, past and present. All roads will lead to our celebration of the Summer Games!