Press Release
August 10, 2007

 The first meeting of Sports Ministers of the Asian region will be held in Osaka on August 27, 2007, proposed by the Japanese minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.


The meeting will focus on reinforcing the promotion of sports in the Asian region and enhancing the presence of the Asian region in the world of international sports to ensure the success of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


  • The continuous organization of future Meetings of Asian Sports Ministers
  • The dissemination and promotion of anti-doping activities
  • The promotion of international exchanges among athletes and trainers
  • Asian cooperation ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics
    (Notes: Chairperson Summary will be released to the press after its adoption.)

Date & Venue

August 27, 2007 (13:30-)
Mayor’s Mansion, Osaka (address:10-35 Amijima-cho, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka city. Soon from Osakajokitazume station (JR Tozai line), Exit3)

Expected Participant Countries and International Organizations

  • 31 countries out of Member States of the Olympic Council of Asia
    (Brunei Darussalam, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Japan, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Iraq, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Republic of Maldives, Republic of Singapore, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of the Philippines, Republic of Uzbekistan, Republic of Yemen, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, State of Kuwait, State of Qatar, Sultanate of Oman, Turkmenistan, Union of Myanmar, United Arab Emirates)
  • UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

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Sports-for-All Division, Sports and Youth Bureau

Mr. Kazuhiro Nakano
  • +81‐3‐6734‐2688

(Sports-for-All Division, Sports and Youth Bureau)