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Graduated from Keio University, Japan, Faculty of Law, Department of Political Sciences
Equestrian jumping events
Participated in the Munich 1972 and Montreal 1976 Olympic Games in equesterian jumping events. Competed in the All Japan Equestrian Jumping Championships three times
Coach and team leader for equestrian at the Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games; Chef de Mission at the Salt Lake City 2002 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games as well as at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games; Member (1987-2001) then President (2001) of the Japanese National Olympic Committee; Sports Director at the Nagano 1998 Olympic Winter Games Organising Committee (1995-1999); Executive Council Member at the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) (2008-); Vice-President (2001-2003 and 2011-) of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA); Chairman of the OCA Coordination Commission of the Asian Games and Asian Winter Games; International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Bureau Member (1992-2002), Vice-President (1998-2002) and Honorary Vice-President (2002-); Japanese Equestrian Federation Executive Board Member (1984-) and Vice-President (1997-1999 and 2001-); President of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo bid committee (2011-2014); Vice-President of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo organising committee (2014-)
Member of the following Commissions: Coordination for the XXI Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 (2003-2010), the XXII Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 (2008-2014) and the XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 (2011-), Evaluation for the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010 (2002-2003), the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in 2018 (2011-2012), the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in 2022 (2014-2015) and the Games of XXXIII Olympiad in 2024 (2016-); Chair of the Marketing Commission (2014-)